Jimi Agbaje emerged as Lagos PDP gubernatorial Candidate.
Olujimi Kolawole Agbaje of Peoples Democratic Party PDP will square it up with other gubernatorial candidates from other political parties including the much talked about All Progressive Congress APC candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu in 2019. He won the the election of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Lagos state with 1,100 votes to defeat his closest rival, Deji Doherty who polled 742 votes.
Jimi is a Lagos business man and a politician.
Born in Lagos on March 2, 1957, Jimi Agbaje started his political career in the days of Action Congress (AC) and later left the party to join the Democratic People’s Alliance (DPA). In 2007, Agbaje contested among others gubernatorial candidates from other political parties like Babatunde Raji Fashola of AC, Musiliu Obanikoro of PDP and Femi Pedro of Labour Party.
In 2011 he joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and in 2014 emerged as the PDP flag bearer for Lagos gubernatorial election, contested and lost the 2015 election.
Is it Jimi’s time to become the Governor of Lagos State?
A wise man changes his mind but the fool will never. Jimi Agbaje vowed not to contest gubernatorial election again after his defeat in 2015 but he has changed his mind as a wise man who probably have seen another opportunity to win.
Is Lagos ready for a PDP candidate?
The battle for Lagos governorship is not for faint hearted boys but tough and experienced men. It needs a lot strategies and deepest experience. Lagos has a lot political Juggernauts, financial principalities and business powers. Since 1999, Lagos has remained in hands of the progressives’ party, AC to ACN, later merged with other political parties to form the All Progressive Congress, APC.
The common perception of Lagosians is that Lagos is leading other states in the provision of public infrastructure and internally generated revenue IGR in Nigeria. Jimi Agbaje said prosperity for Lagosians goes beyond revenue generation but what is actually done with the revenue and how it can provide a better standard of living for the people.