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JIMI AGBAJE FOR PDP LAGOS GUBER …May become Jonanthan’s Minister

The race for the Lagos State 2015 gubernatorial seat between the two major contending parties ACN/APC and PDP is no doubt going to be a very interesting and exhaustive one to watch. This is on account of the many facts, ploys, plans and calculations being daily adopted by the principal players, and by extension, the parties, even as this is not peculiar to Lagos state alone.

In the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, one name that has suddenly sprung up, according to an inside source, is the pharmacist-turned politician, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, whose ambition to rule Lagos state can be described as rather strategic.

Information at the disposal of this magazine has it that if things go well by the principal architects of the latest move, then the former Democratic Peoples Alliance, (DPA), governorship candidate in the 2007 guber polls, Jimi Agbaje may move to the PDP nest to possibly be their 2015 governorship candidate.

Still banking on our impeccable source, we gathered that it is being feared in some caucuses within the Lagos PDP that the former Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana and the party’s guber candidate in the 2007 gubernatorial election, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro is still nursing the same ambition, with all verve, come 2015, and that from all indications, he is daily garnering massive support; and indirectly clearing the way for himself to be the strongest candidate out of the lot that have shown interest. Thus, the calculation by these pundits is that if Obanikoro’s ambition is allowed to be going on unfettered, he may end up pocketing the entire party and have a field day during the primaries.

This was why the Jimi Agbaje kite was flown to checkmate Senator Obanikoro’s fledgling excesses and seeming incursions.

The Jimi Agaje’s purported defection, we gathered, is being spear-headed by a formidable and respected party leader in the state, Chief Olabode George, who sold the idea overtly or covertly, of fielding Jimi Agbaje in the 2015 guber polls. The reason of Bode George and his co-horts is allegedly based on the premise of Jimi Agbaje’s never unwavering ambition to rule Lagos State, just like Obanikoro; thus they are artfully capitalizing on this; but their first condition to file behind him is for Jimi Agbaje to cross-over to PDP for him to pick the Lagos PDP ticket during the primaries. It is also being touted in some quarters that Jimi Agbaje may not have any serious challenge financially during electioneering because of his wide network of deep-pockets friends, and more importantly the status of his brother, Segun Agbaje, who is the current MD of GTBank Plc, and who interestingly has subtly lent his support to his brother’s long-time ambition. With all these indices and many yet to be unraveled, Jimi Agbaje, though may not appear already baited by the Olabode George wagon for the defection, but being very wary of Obanikoro’s strong ambition and hunger for the same ticket, gave a proviso that for him to join the party, he must be assured of the party’s guber ticket come 2015.

As if it was a masterplan to get Jimi Agbaje into their fold at all cost, a clandenstine meeting to have Agbaje join the party at all costs, was convened among the party leaders involved.

At the meeting, called at the insistence of Agbaje’s condition, the president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was said to have dangled another carrot for Jimi Agbaje. The president gave as an addendum to his guarantee for the party’s guber ticket, there will be a slot for him (Agbaje) of a ministerial post, with the specific portfolio of Minister of State for Petroleum in the imminent cabinet reshuffle. An inside source said with this bonus of a kind, Agbaje was left with no choice but to play along in the defection mission, as he may soon be shifting base from DPA to PDP to probably achieve his aim, and to ensure a stiff opposition to Obanikoro’s gathering followership, which the Bode George group are scheming to stall, hence their romance with Jimi Agbaje.

With all these permutations, the entire political terrain awaits a very interesting battle of wits and superiority in the Lagos PDP guber contest at the primaries, but those who know the terrain well say Jimi Agbaje can never be a threat to Koro’s ambition. The waiting game has started.

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  1. I have not voted before, but dis time i will vote even if i can vote all my 20 fingers i promise i will do. Last month I went badagry prison,and tears gush out of my eyes, I saw innocent young nigeria,dat being pick on d road by task force and loaded in a black maria like a sardine,evryday a soul must die,bcus of d hard condition tampering their health. APC/ACN whatever are a wicked soul,they are heartless,a dream killer,a murderer,selfish interest,a tug,a touth,a merciless soul,decendant of a former slave master. In a nutshell,pdp if u fail dis time 2 capture lagos,u will never captur it again. I have idea how we can capture lagos but writen is impresice.

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  3. Jimi Agbaje is the best thing to have happen to PDP and lagos state at large. D masses await his emergence

  4. Jimi Agbaje is the right man for Lagos come 2015 but my fear is the hydra-headed monster called PDP, they have not proven any substance of leadership and selfless service to my dear country, Nigeria, or should i say, the right party but the wrong people (leaders). I have never seen an agenda list containing goal points like Equity, Justice, Love et cetera fully backed by the constitution of our great nation, hmmmm…. the story of 2015 is just about to begin, our fingers are crossed and we will watch the drama casting the Drama Kings and Queens. Although, we have a role to play but who will bell the cat, when will the much awaited change happen, hmm, only God knows.
    God bless Nigeria,
    Ameer Sanni Mas’ud Abiola
    Founder/President, Reaal Impact Initiative

  5. About time to free Lagos from the arrogance and inhumanity of APC in Lagos state. Their officials at all levels strut around like lords over the people rather than servants of the people. We need change in Lagos state badly to challenge the so-called good governance.

  6. Bello Kamil Adisa, a society that is dominated by one political party is bound to act contrary to the wishes of the majority.Lagosians are livlng witness to this where majority serves the few privilege throuhgh hash policies. We want change in Lagos.
    Let give Jimi Agbaje that mandate,he is not new in Lagos politics.

  7. Jimi will make a better candidate for PDP to mache any opposition in Lagos State. Lagosians want change, we are tired of political propagandists in Lagos State.

  8. APC is a total disapointment to the common man we bilief that is the party that will serve as a crusade to redeem nigeria but unfortunately they are worse, I have a little advise for Fashola. Why don’t you leave the lasu tuition fee which yiu reduced because election is coming you and Tinubu belief lagosian are fool like you because election is coming you reduce school fees of lasu, you have recently stop the arrest of okada riders why can you continue the arrest of market men and women and put then in black maria like you have been doing over 7years ago I think is adviseable for you to continue this till may 29, 2015 because APC days are number in the rulling of lagos we want change Tinubu must GOoooooooooo…… We don’t want a greedy selfish and corrupt leader whom undemocratically install his wife, dauther, son in-law as a principal office holder in lagos. All lagosian is awaiting JIMI AGBAJE we want. A change in lagos

  9. For me, jimi Agbaje is a a preferred Candidate whether He decides to flag his ambition on DPA, PDP or APC/ACN. I think it is high time we see beyond the platform but rather see the Man with the Vision to deliver true and lasting change and hope to the people.

  10. Honestly, this APC\ACN disappointed me as far as Lagos is concerned. They are pots calling kettles black they have no moral justification to point accusing fingers to PDP when they are actually worse. I just think that PDP should know that if they failed to allow JIMI AGBAJE run on their platform they should forget Lagos forever because this is their best chance since APC/ACN afflicted the masses with much hardship and pain during the Fashola Regime.

  11. If PDP can field Jimi Agbaje,ACN should kiss Lagos goodbye.And folks like ojuyobo should prepare to go to kirikiri or better still commit suicide for looting the state blind.

  12. jaykay ok….well for all haters of apc i would not blaim u,but the right person for lagos state is rt.hon sabit adeyemi ikuforiji,a man of focus and goals…..he is great leader to behold in lagos state,a man of his word……please dont lets make mistake of a life time by using pdp member as a governor in lagos state……. eko oni baje ooooooo

  13. we, lagosians do not want a candidate who has not ruled before but has just decided to experiment with us….koro is then the best

  14. if pdp can give agbaje ticket for governor2015. tinubu we ran way. lagosian , d masses they are wait for pdp to anonuce jk as next governor .we see d way d masses happy.blc we want change in lagos .we are tired, to continue slave under tinubu family&co.we wantchange ,change,change.ojuyobo u must goooooooooooooooooooooooo

  15. Lexy… Jimi Agbaje is very very okay.. Let forget party personality matter and Lagosian want Christian since Michael Otedola make you RIP we haven’t have Christian as governor of Lagos State.. Half of Lagos state owned by one man call Ojuyobo…

  16. Jimi Agbaje is pple choice and if u look the man is very very okay for the raise….. Koro ibo should please give the man support…… Ilu eko ti gbogbo wa ni ooo

  17. Obanikoro seems a better option why? Hhe works directly with the president which would make lagos more favourable. He understands Lagos better than anyone in the race, I don’t hate Jimi o, he’s a good guy, but remember Koro is a piblic servant who has served in all tiers state and federal, he has the books and answers to deliver Lagos, you think him dropping his ministerial post to come back and serve Lagos is ordinary, the presidency has shown him what is wrong with Lagos politics and that’s why he has come to change things. All I can reveal is Koro knows what Jimi does not, hence we forget Bode George is the one pushing JayKay o and remember who Bode George is, who is clean?

  18. lagosians want change and democracy in the state must be sacrosanct,we want the state to free from the kingpins that subvert the economic of the state to build there own empire,and also be free from dictatorship,that control the affair of lagos as there own sole company,jimi agbaje is the man to do the job………obanikoro must work with him to get a better chance of defeating those chauvinistic leader out come 2015

  19. Interestingly the 2015 election will experience NON violence in lagos state i.e. if the rulling party want it. Am not a partisan politician, but i follow the trend as it goes. Really, this man of Jimi Agbaje, in the grass root has been tagged a good guy for that post of governor too, (ince his debate with The present Governor Fashola) when they were preparing for the election then. In fact, you will see that out of all contenders, it was Mr. Jimi Agbaje that a lot of people were talking about. But then He was not in a right or i can say a powerful party in lagos. BUT NOW that he has come on Board and Governor Fashola is moving out in few months time. I think this man will be the right person. NOW EVERYONE HAVE OPEN THEIR EYES. THEY ARE VOTING FOR PERSONALTY NOW NOT PARTY OO O O O. Lets wait and see, if there wont be direct and or indirect lurring or rigging. The right peoples choice will emerged in 2015 for Lagos Gov. Chikenna.

  20. lion of bourdilod dis d end of ur anachy in lagos state,ur P A Babatunde fashola is runing anti-people government,an now u have indirect annoint another P A dat will continuel in anti -people government in lagos state call ambode,god will give victory to jimi agbaje

  21. JIMI AGBAJE is the rightful man for lagos for all I care,a good man of honor who puts a listening ear to the people ,a good philanthropist and also a father which everyone dreams to have in lagos as a leader.Every one has to join hand together and vote “JIMI AGBAJE”in for a better you all likes what is happening in lagos,high accommodation fee,tasking from area boys by force ,modernize slavery and frustration all over lagos .we need a change,bringing lagos out of family and friends business will at list make a better advice to real people,people who knows the value of life is this”don’t capitalize on the selfish interest u might gain on voting the wrong candidate ,always do the right thing “jimi agbaje all the way so that we all can enjoy the new lagos to the fullest .

  22. Jimi is a better option for Lagos. if need a change, we should give him our votes. If APC has come out with the like of Fashola, i would have no option than to vote fo
    r that person. Lagosian, vote Jimi Agbaje for Governor

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