Jimi Agbaje, the governorship candidate of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, has said that the PDP would resist the alleged attempts by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the forthcoming general election.
Agbaje added that PDP was determined to prevent the rigging that robbed him and other candidates of the party victory in 2015 general election.
Agbaje, who narrowly lost the gubernatorial election to incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, in 2015, promised to follow in the footsteps laid by Second Republic Governor of Lagos State, Lateef Jakande, whom he praised for making landmark innovations in the educational sector and in the provisions of infrastructure like potable water and roads across the state.
According to him, “Unlike the current dispensation that had spent the last 19 years and colossal budgets that had not led to remarkable improvement in the lives of the Lagosians, Jakande’s four years had been replete with unforgettable achievements in several areas.
In Eti-Osa, Agbaje met with members of the Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA) who placed some demands before him, while also meeting with a cross section of traditional rulers, members of the PDP as well as business and community leaders in Kosofe on Monday.
Addressing his audience in Ogudu, headquarters of Kosofe Local Government, Agbaje stated that the people of the state should resolve to guard and protect their votes in the election.
He lamented the fact that the people of Lagos were in dire need of potable water, promising that when elected, his government would make conscious efforts towards resuscitating the moribund mini-water works across the state.
The governorship hopeful had on Sunday assured residents of the various communities in Lekki axis of the state that his government would build a new coastal road and demolish the toll gate on the Lekki-Epe Expressway.
He further lamented that the people of Lagos were in dire need of potable water, promising that his administration would make conscious efforts towards resuscitating the moribund mini-water works across the state.
According to him, “The governorship election is a process that would lead to the freedom of our people. It is a process that would free us from tyranny, graft and waste. APC members know that they have been rejected by the people and the only option left for them to remain in power is to rig.
“This time, we are ready for them. There won’t be any opportunity for them to rig the coming election. I am urging our women to come out. You know if the women prevent you from wrongdoing and you try to venture into it, it would fail. We will vote peacefully and make sure that our votes count at the end of the day.”