Why Lagosians Should Vote For Jimi Agbaje As Governor – Mu'azu
SAN FRANCISCO, April 08, (THEWILL) – The national chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Adamu Mu'azu, Wednesday, asked Lagosians to vote en-masse for the party's governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, on Saturday.
Maintaining that Lagos State cannot remain an island of continuity in a sea of change, Mu'azu said “ For the next Saturday April 11 gubernatorial election, the formidable PDP candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, should easily beat his rival All Progressives Congress flag bearer, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, in the election.”
Mu'azu, who made the call in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Chief Tony Amadi , said: “The PDP came very close to winning the presidential elections in Lagos State and our supporters must not relent because Lagos is going the PDP way for the first time since 1999.
“It is going to be a desirable change because the pedigree of our candidate is formidable. This has obviously caused consternation in the APC as they continue to find a way of stopping the Jimi Agbaje success train in its tracks.”
Mu'azu, who noted that the attempt to halt the Agbaje movement has hit the rocks, said: “The key the PDP needs to win a historic victory in Lagos is for our supporters to turn out en masse and vote for our brilliant candidate Jimi Agbaje,” adding “We must eschew voter-apathy because we are in the midst of a new dawn in Lagos.”
The statement further said: “There are far too many reasons why Agbaje will take the majority votes in the elections. He is more articulate, more experienced and ready to give good governance to the people of Lagos. Jimi Agbaje is simply a man of the people. This apart, the APC is in a state of panic in Lagos and resorting to threats to force non- indigenes to vote for Ambode.
“The furore generated by the Oba of Lagos when he chided Igbo leaders because the people voted against the APC is disheartening, especially coming from a highly revered traditional ruler who was a top police officer before his retirement.
“I am surprised that the new government-in-waiting kept mum at this blatant intimidation and rape of democracy by those who claim to be the sponsors of the Ambode for Governor Campaign.
“I do hope that the news emanating from the palace of the Oba of Lagos is not the APC way of showing us a shock preview of their style of government from May 29th 2015. The PDP has shown a heavy commitment to institutionalising democracy in Nigeria by encouraging Nigerians to vote according to their conscience in a free, fair and credible election.
“By conceding the presidency, the PDP has shown a capacity to allow democracy thrive in our country, but if the next ruling party cannot concede a state if they are beaten fair and square, then there must be something very, very wrong with the APC.”