Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate for Lagos state, Jimi Agbaje, has hit out at his opponent, Jide Sanwo-Olu stating that his position as a candidate was only made possible thanks to godfatherism.
Agbaje said this in response to a statement by the APC candidate in which he questioned the PDP aspirant’s slogan which is #freeLagos
Sanwo-Olu argued that the slogan made it look like Lagos is in bondage.
The PDP candidate took to his Twitter handle, @jimiagbaje. to take on the APC candidate saying:
“You make a very good point that we should not trivialize our lives. However, in all of your public statements in recent times, you have paid homage and obeisance not to Lagosians but to whom you refer to as National Leader for the opportunity to be a candidate. In effect, you couldn’t have dared to run if you were not handpicked to be endorsed.”
Agbaje added, “Freedom is an opportunity for Lagosians to elect a governor that they can hold accountable, a governor that they can question and on whose table the buck stops. Freedom is running an open government where the finances of the state are not opaque. Freedom is allowing Local Governments to run as they should (a true third tier of government) and not as a mere appendage of the state.
“Freedom is domestication of the Freedom of Information bill. Freedom is the ability of an elected leader to choose his own cabinet.”