The 2015 Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jimi Agbaje on Wednesday declared his intention to contest in next year’s gubernatorial election in Lagos.
Jimi Agbaje revealed this after a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
“It is true that initially I did not want to re-contest, but I had so many people urging me to run.
“I bought and submitted my nomination form shortly before it closed. I will be part of the PDP Lagos governorship primaries, billed for Friday, September 28th, “ he said.
On the upcoming primaries in the state, Agbaje said he was confident of emerging winner if he picks the ticket. He also expressed confidence in the leadership of the PDP stating that it will create a level playing ground for all the aspirants.
“Our primaries have always been open, fair and free for all.
“This is what we are known for, and that is the way I expect it to be,” he said.
Speaking on the recent defections which plagued the party, Jimi Agbaje said it would not affect him if he picked the ticket.
“It is the people of Lagos State that will decide. The issues in the party will not impact negatively on votes.
“Most Nigerians now vote for individuals rather than party,” he said.
Jimi Agbaje: I’ll contest Lagos governorship election