The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, on Saturday 1 December, alleged that his campaign billboards have been vandalised.
On his verified Twitter handle, @jimiagbaje, he complained that “Early this morning, our boards were vandalized and removed just as campaign commenced. Some of our deployment staff were also threatened with violence and warned to desist.
“Fellow Lagosians, we must stand against this sort of tyranny. This is no ordinary election. This is a fight for freedom. A fight for Democracy. A fight for Lagos. We will not be silent and we will not be oppressed or suppressed into a corner. This time around, Democracy must win.
Jimi Agbaje, a renowed pharmacist and founder of the JayKay Pharmaceutical and Chemical Company Ltd. was born March 2, 1957 in Lagos State. He is the elder brother to Olusegun Agbaje, CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank.
In 2015, he contested under the PDP against current APC governor, Akinwumi Ambode and lost but in October 2018 won the PDP’s ticket for the second attempt for governor of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
The PDP is locked in a bitter struggle for the soul of Lagos State which has firmly been in the kitty of Chief Bola Tinubu’s political dynasty from the days of the defunct Alliance for Democracy to All Progressives Congress.
Mr. Agbaje’s running mate, Mrs Yemisi Busari also shared the same video and added, “It has come to our notice that some of our campaign boards that were stationed on third mainland bridge were destroyed overnight. I must say this is very disappointing to see. This is not Freedom. This is not Democracy. This is not the Lagos the people want to identify with.”
December 1 is the official start of the governorship campaign ahead of the 2019 election.
Early this morning our boards were vandalized and removed just as campaign commenced. Some of our deployment staff were also threatened with violence and warned to desist. pic.twitter.com/PdcSnxmBW5
— Jimi Agbaje (@jimiagbaje) December 1, 2018
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