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Agbaje too old to govern Lagos, says Fashola


LAGOS State governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday warned Lagosians against voting for Jimi Agbaje, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), because “he is too old to rule Lagos.”

   According to Fashola, the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s governorship flag bearer in the state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has age advantage over Agbaje to carry on with the task from where he would leave governance in May 29.

   Fashola made this call at the Lagos West senatorial campaign of the APC governorship candidate, which took place at the Sky Power Play Ground, beside the Nigeria Police Headquarters, Ikeja. Agbaje will be 58 years old on March 2, having been born in 1957.

   Fashola, who did not mention any name while addressing the crowd consisting of leadership of the party, said it was Ambode that had the wherewithal to govern Lagos as a young, successful accountant.

   According to Fashola, the task of governing Lagos State was daunting and needed vigour on the part of the person at the helm of affairs, recalling that in 2007 when he took over governance at age 44, he could count the number of grey hair on his head.

   “Today, at 52, I am counting the number of black hair on my head. Akinwunmi Ambode is the man that can do it. If you put an old man there, he cannot do it. If you call him in the night, he may not pick your calls,” he warned.

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