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12 Dec 2018

Lagos 2019: Sanwo-Olu Comes For Jimi Agbaje As Public Spat Gets Bloody

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to a statement by Jimi Agbaje, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, claiming that Lagos state will be having two Governors if he, Sanwo-Olu, wins next year’s election.

Agbaje claimed that Sanwo-Olu’s running mate, Obafemi Hamzat, will be the second Governor.

According to him, Hamzat, who was going to choose Sanwo-Olu as his Chief of Staff in 2014, will never see himself as his deputy.

“Lagos deserves a free hand and independent mind; someone who is not tied to the apron strings of a Godfather.

“On running mate Dr Obafemi Hamzat: Lagos is getting an amazing deal, two governors wrapped in one,” he had said.
Reacting, Sanwo-Olu, took to his Twitter, to urge Lagosians not to meddle in unimportant issues like the remark by Agbaje.

According to him, 2019 election “will be about who has the best credentials to lead Lagos at this time of our development. It won’t be about who can dish out the most insults or tell the most lies.”

On his official Twitter page, Sanwo-Olu wrote: “Fellow Lagosians, my opponent, Jimi Agbaje had a tweet storm yesterday night where he attempted, though in a very poor manner, to join issues with me on my appearance on TVC yesterday morning.

“My initial reaction was to ignore him. In this campaign season, it behoves on anyone seeking to be governor of Lagos to have an elevated mind.

“As leaders, we should place a high premium on civility and imbibe a high level of decorum in a period like this as an example to our followers.

“Our campaign should be about important issues that affect the lives of our people; what we are bringing to the table to make life more meaningful to Lagosians.

“This election will be about who has the best credentials to lead Lagos at this time of our development. It won’t be about who can dish out the most insults or tell the most lies. It will also not be about who can instigate ethnic tensions between the Yorubas and the Igbos.

“The election will be about who has the best plan to continue with the progressive and developmental agenda of Lagos that started since 1999. Lagos is a work in progress. In my published interviews in major newspapers this past Sunday. I was clear when I said Agbaje is my egbon. He is older than me. There is a level of decency that is expected of an elder.

“I still expect my opponent to hold on to those higher values we should see of elders as we progress in this campaign. Again, let us take the campaign away from the gutters. Let’s make it about issues that will make life more abundant for Lagosians.

“I am in this race for a greater Lagos.”

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