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2019 a battle between slavery and prosperity – Jimi Agbaje

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jimi Agbaje, has described the 2019 governorship race in Lagos State as a battle between forces that want Lagos to continually remain in slavery and those that want to ensure prosperity for all .

Agbaje said this in a message posted on his official Facebook page on Sunday .

The candidate said , “ It is clear to me that Lagos needs more help than ever . But this time, the intervention wouldn’ t just come from top-down but also from bottom -up knowing that the electorate , not any one man, would have to decide where we go from here as a people.

“ This election is not just another popularity contest rather it is a clear choice between two ideologies: one that enslaves and puts the interest of one man over many or another that, at its core , seeks to meet the yearnings of the greater good of the people of Lagos . ”

He 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.

Agbaje said contrary to reports that he took a leave of absence after losing the 2015 governorship race , he did not leave the scene but continued to work diligently to reform the PDP.

He said as part of efforts to reform the party, he contested the national chairmanship seat of the PDP.

The governorship candidate said unlike others , he resisted the urge to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress in search of greener pastures .

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