By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has said he decided to run again for the governorship position in the state because he could not find a “suitable” younger candidate to support for the position.
In an interview with Channels Television on Monday, Agbaje explained that after losing the governorship election in 2015, he had made up his mind not to contest anymore but there was no suitable candidate for the party.
His words: “Even though I didn’t want to run, I felt that we could get a candidate. After my running in 2015, I felt if I didn’t win, we could get a younger person to run but in all honesty, I’ve spent the last three years trying to encourage younger indigenous Lagosians to see who would be able to run, who we would be able to back up. But unfortunately, we didn’t get any.”
The PDP flag bearer expressed confidence that he would be victorious at the polls, adding that governance has come to a near-zero in the state. He promised the people that he has come to liberate them from “pseudo-democracy”.