The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje has vowed to provide the people of Alimosho democratic dividends which the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied them.
Agbaje made this known on Tuesday while responding to a question on his plans for Alimosho, the nation’s most-populous local government.
A resident of Alimosho identified simply as Dare had taken to Twitter to ask the candidate: “Are you competitive in Alimosho, and why is it such an APC stronghold?”
He added, “What do you intend to do for the people of Alimosho specifically?”
Responding, Agbaje debunked the claim that Alimosho remains a stronghold of the APC, noting that the people of the area have begun to grow impatient with the party following years of “unfulfilled promises”.
He added that if elected in the March 2 gubernatorial election in Lagos, he would provide “real development” for the people of Alimosho.
Agbaje said, “Alimosho is a top priority for us and I’m glad that our message of freedom is resonating with the people there. Also, I’m proud of the doggedness, humility and hardwork that my party members have shown – day in day out – to ensure that Alimosho goes PDP.
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“I say this with a sense of duty, but the idea of Alimosho being a stronghold is quickly eroding. It’s evident in the ground game and people that we meet every day, some of whom were once loyal to the ruling party but now see it as out of touch and blinded by greed and selfish gain.
“Take a walk on the streets of Idimu, people are tired of the antics. They want more than years of unfulfilled promises, they want real development and I intend to do just that. An LGA like Alimosho, with over 5-million people, is prime for a huge investment in basic amenities.
“With over 180 basic education public schools, Alimosho will benefit from our education sector focused urban renewal stimulus initiative that aims at renovating our public schools and their access routes.
“By enforcing a local content component to the renovation or building of this infrastructure, we will provide local jobs for the largely informal economy in Alimosho. We’ll prioritise getting the water works up and running again in order to provide potable water for communities.
“Our “Embedded Power” initiative whose goal is to provide an additional 1000MW to Lagos in 18-months will benefit residential and business clusters around Lagos, Alimosho inclusive.”