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Lagos Elections: Fashola Allies Endorse Jimi Agbaje

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The camps of the former governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola and that of PDP governorship hopeful, Jimi Agbaje seem to be on friendlier terms now.

The two ran against each other when Fashola first took over at a time when the current Minister of Power was in the then called Action Congress. Agbaje was at the time running under the umbrella of Democratic Peoples Alliance (DPA)

Fouad Oki, factional APC leader in Lagos, defected to Accord Party along with some of Fashola’s allies. This was caused by the crisis rocking Lagos APC at the time.

Accord Party have now put their backs for Agbaje whom they have no endorsed and have taken as their mascot for the 2019 elections.

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Speaking at a press briefing, Joseph Beckley, governorship candidate of Accord Party explained why he endorsed the former rival.

Agbaje also gave a speech at the press briefing graciously accepting the eindorsement

“Beckley has magnanimously stepped down for me so that Accord can endorse me as their candidate for governor of Lagos state in 2019,” Agbaje said.

“It takes a man of character to have run for an office, got the ticket and to accept that there is a larger picture to look at, that there is a more serious problem on ground and that to overcome it, he has agreed to step down for a person with a better chance.

“I accept with humility the honour you have granted to us. We shall get to the government house and serve our people better than the way they are being served today. The freedom train is on the move. There’s still room in the train and it’s time to move on. It’s time for freedom for Lagos. We will get there in 2019.”

Famutimi Femi is a writer for theheraldng. He is also a lawyer by trade. His hobbies include reading and writing, he also loves Renaissance art.

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