- PDP governorship candidate in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje, has been described as a perennial runner
- According to an APC chieftain, Agbaje needs to be encouraged to look for a successor for his party
- Demola Seriki, however, said he was hoping that Agbaje would score about 35-50 per cent in the poll
Former minister for defence and chieftain of the APC, Demola Seriki, declared that the candidate of the PDP, Jimi Agbaje, should be encouraged over his failure in just concluded governorship election in Lagos.
Vanguard reports that Seriki made this known while describing Agbaje as a ‘perennial runner’ following Babajide Sanwo-Oluwo's declaration as winner of the governorship election by the INEC.
He said: "He needs to be encouraged to look for a successor for his party, as he is perennial runner but I am sure he won’t run again.
"Although, there was low turnout everywhere but what surprised me was that we ballooned the figure as Sanwo-Olu scored 78 per cent of votes while the PDP candidate Jimi Agbaje scored 22 per cent.
"I didn’t expect that. I was hoping he (Agbaje) would score about 35-50 per cent. So it means everything they are talking about PDP means they are just kidding.
"The voting apathy affected presidential elections, but didn’t affect the governorship because of the E-voting. The e-voting has been able to prevent lot of manipulation. So it is goodbye to rigging days."
Responding, the PDP governorship party agent Tajudeen Agoro present at the collation centre said: "By my own assessment, and reports from other local governments, the election is obviously short of credibility.
"So the acceptance of the result would be at the purview of my principal and the party. As I don’t like throwing away the baby with the bath water, but I believe INEC can do better. Also, If we want to be serious about election in Nigeria, then credibility should be seriously at stake."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the governorship candidate of the PDP, Jimi Agbaje, expressed his confidence at emerging victorious at the ongoing gubernatorial elections in Lagos.
While speaking to pressmen at his Unit 004, Hinderea Road polling unit, he revealed that the numbers are on his side meaning that he should be the next governor of Lagos state.
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