The Democratic Peoples Alliance governorship candidate in the 2007 election in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, on Monday, formally joined the race for the Peoples Democratic Party governorship ticket.
Agbaje’s declaration set him against the Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro; and the PDP candidate in the 2011 election, Mr. Ade Dosunmu, who are believed to be the strong aspirants in the PDP.
Agbaje, who met with the 14-member Tunji Shelle-led State Working Committee at the secretariat of the party, was Ikeja, received by scores of party supporters across the state. [eap_ad_1] Addressing the state executives, Agbaje said he was already a card-carrying member of the PDP, adding that he had registered in Ward B Apapa area of the state since 2012.
He said, “I am here on a courtesy visit and I deliberately chose the State Working Committee as the first structure to meet in Lagos PDP. We are interested in change in Lagos and the group I represent, the Lagos AGENDA, found out that the only viable platform to promote this change is the PDP.”
Agbaje, who is said to have the backing of a former Minister of Works, Mr. Adeseye Ogunlewe; and a PDP leader, Chief Olabode George, said he was bringing along with him non-PDP members and nonpoliticians, adding that he would soon begin a working relationship with 10 other political parties in the state.
Among those who accompanied Agbaje to the PDP headquarters were his campaign manager, Wahab Owokoniran, former Student leader, Lanre Adeleke, Nollywood star, Mrs. Binta Ayo Mogaji, among others.
Welcoming Agbaje into the party, Shelle assured him of a level playing field for all intending aspirants, noting that the party has no grouping or caucus, adding that the party is determined to win the state in 2015.