Governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has promised to restore the lost hope and dignity of the state and ‘deliver it from the stranglehold of one man.
Speaking at his official declaration and launch with the critical stakeholders and members of the press on Saturday at Lekki area of the state, Agbaje declared that he remained the candidate to beat, come 2019 election.
The governorship candidate also promised to make life more meaningful for the teeming residents of the metropolitan state and kick-start a proper economic development of the state, vowing to do things differently in the state for the benefit of the people and not the way they had been done in the last 20years by those now in power.
Amidst applause from representatives of various ethnic, social, political groups and civil society from all parts of Lagos, 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 fortune of the people. He said the plank of his health care programme would be built around health insurance schemes.
The PDP candidate also promised to improve the standard of education in the state by providing more access to quality education as opposed to the current ineffective system.
“I am 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 his glory as the future is bright,” he said amidst thunderous applause