The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next years’ election in Lagos State, Mr. Olujimi Agbaje has vowed to end the era of governorship by proxy and leadership of vested interest in the state, by defeating the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state in the election.
Agbaje said he was determined to win Lagos State for the people from a regime of one man who must lord it over the people, and restore the dignity the people of the state, saying that the era of one man deciding the destiny of millions of Lagos residents was close to an end.
The PDP governorship candidate who spoke on Saturday in Lagos during the flag-off of his governorship campaign for the 2019 election, said his determination was borne out of his passion for the state and that he was ready to put everything within him on the line to liberate the state.
The event which was like a rainbow coalition of various social, political and cultural groups from across different localities in the state, had supporters from various areas including Ajegunle, Mushin, Ikorodu, Agege, Badagry, Ikeja and several other areas to witness the grand event which held in Lekki area of the state.
At the interactive event, the PDP candidate promised to restore the dignity of Lagos and give the residents the much-desired freedom to determine their fate rather than being muzzled by a Godfather as it has been the case in the last 20 years.
Agbaje assured that the thrust of his administration will be anchored on believability, power and healthcare.
According to him, 1000 megawatts of power would be targeted in four years to muscle up and boost the economic fortunes of the people, adding that the plank of his health care programme would be built around health insurance schemes.
The PDP candidate also promised to restore the glory and standard of education in the state by providing more access to quality education as opposed to the current ineffective system.
“I will be running a believable administration and I am in the race for service not for self. They are in politics for selves. They have said that I am their ‘customer’.
But I want to tell them that the customer is the king and he is always right. By March 2019, the rest will be history because this election will be decided by the people of Lagos who yearn for freedom, and not by political parties,” he told the enthusiastic supporters.
He also used the opportunity to introduce his deputy, Mrs. Haleemat Oluyemisi Busari and promised that they would “carry the load together” instead of the culture of making the deputy a “spare tyre”.
The duo promised to hold more townhall meetings in the days ahead to engage supporters and voters on the programmes for the state.
“We need a governor that the buck stops on his table. I promise to be that governor. The buck will stop on my table and Lagos will go back to its glory as the future is bright,” he said amidst applause.