By Samuel Ogundipe
With deep emphasis on egalitarian agenda, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken its gubernatorial elections campaign in Lagos State to Agege area of the state.
The event, which kicked off at exactly 2:30 p.m. today, had all the party stalwarts in the state in attendance.
Taking the microphone first was Capt. Tunji Shelle, the state chairman of the party, who accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of keeping the people of the state in bondage for the 16 years it has been in power.
“Lagos has been in bondage for the past 16 years,“ he said. “To come out of the bondage, we all need to put hands together to ensure that PDP wins the coming elections in Lagos State.”
He accused the administration of Governor Bola Tinubu and his successor, Tunde Fashola, of doing little for the people of the state despite the huge some of money they’ve both spent.
“Tinubu did nothing tangible for 8 years. After that, he went to bring a young man who also did very little with big some of money, he said.”
He promised that, if elected, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, the gubernatorial candidate of the party in the state, will properly manage the resources of the state because he’s a resource person himself.
“The incoming governor will do his best to ensure that all the yearnings of the masses are properly catered for. Okada riders who have been chased away from the roads will be brought back and their services will be improved upon so that everybody will want to ride on them.”
Addressing the audience at the rally, the candidate, Jimi Agbaje, promised to run a government with human face.
Agbaje, who address the party loyalists in Yoruba, said market women will no longer be displaced from the markets and their stalls will no longer be converted to shopping complexes.
“We won’t make life miserable to market women as local governments are currently treating them in Lagos.”
He also pointed out that the current APC administration in the state has lost the support of all the key demographics available in the state.
“Do they have students with them? Do they have market women with them? Do they have Okada men with them? Then who do they have with them?”