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Lagos PDP delegates battle to pick governorship candidate between Agbaje and Doherty

Lagos PDP delegates battle to pick governorship candidate between Agbaje and Doherty

- PDP delegates in Lagos are voting to elect their governorship candidate for 2019 poll

- The battle is between former standard bearer of the party, Jimi Agbaje, and Adedeji Doherty

- Winner would slug it out with the candidate of APC, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during the next year election

About 3000 delegates of the Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have commenced voting to pick the party’s governorship candidate for the 2019 general election.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the exercise, which is taking palace at Yard 158, Oregun road, Lagos, is being conducted by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) panel chaired by Senator Victor Kassim Oyofo with members, including Chief Chidi Onyemelukwe (secretary); Alhaji Ibrahim Michika and Daisi Ogedengbe.

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Legit.ng gathered that the delegates are to choose between Jimi Agbaje, who was the party’s governorship candidate in the 2015 poll and Adedeji Doherty, who also was among the party’s aspirants in the same exercise in 2015.

It was reported that delegates were being called into the centre to cast their votes according to their local governments in the presence of monitoring officers from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), amidst tension and tight security offered by security operatives.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 election, Jimi Agbaje, on Wednesday, September 19, finally announced that he has an ambition to lead the state on the platform of the same party in 2019.

It was reported that speculations were rife on whether Agbaje, who narrowly missed the chance to govern the state in 2015, would still seek election.

Agbaje reportedly told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that he would seek election in the state in 2019. “It is true that initially I did not want to re-contest, but I had so many people urging me to run,” he said.

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Source: Legit.ng

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