The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, in the just concluded elections, Jimi Agbaje, has said that he would no longer contest for governorship position in the state.
The PDP candidate had earlier in 2007 contested for the governorship on the platform of the Democratic People’s Alliance (DPA) and lost to the incumbent governor, Babatunde Fashola.
He lost again to All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode in the elections which held on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
Speaking on Sunday during an interview with Channels Television, Agbaje said “I have tried once. This is the second one and the last one. I am not going to run again. For me, there are many ways to be of service to your people. I have been of service in different ways. I am happy with what I have done for my people. Being a governor is one way I can contribute. I will find other ways to be of service to my people”.
“We ran a race. There will be winners and there will be losers. As good sportsman, we accept it as true leaders. That is the only way to go. Having accepted it, if we do feel cheated and that there are substantial issues to be raise, then we will follow due process. That is how it should be. But definitely, violence, abuse and all will not be an issue,” Agbaje said during the interview.
Agbaje has conceded defeat to Ambode by congratulating him via a phone call on Sunday.