Mr Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State said on Tuesday that the people of the state are tired of being led by one man.
Agbaje, who spoke in Abuja yesterday when he visited the national headquarters of the PDP, said that voters in the state “are gearing up for a change,” vowing that the PDP would win the 2019 governorship in the state.
He said, “We are getting ready seriously for elections and we just came out of the national convention stronger as a party.
“We have to congratulate ourselves that we now have a Presidential candidate and we also have a Vice Presidential candidate.
“This time round, we intend to take over Lagos in 2019. The campaign for Lagos is set for us. It is clear to us in Lagos that what Lagosians are looking for is freedom from the vested interests that have gripped Lagos for nearly 20 years.
“We have a situation where it had been under the grip of one or two persons and we are tired of that.”
Though Agbaje said Lagos “is doing well” when compared to other states, he nevertheless added that the state could do better.
He said his campaign would centre on how to free Lagos State from the grips of those he said had been holding it in captivity.
He said, “We believe Lagos is doing well compared to other states but it can do much better than is doing now but it is being crippled by vested interests.
“Things that could have been done differently are being done in a different manner and that is slowing down the progress and that is what the campaign is set against.
“Free Lagos campaign is a campaign that Lagos can be better and that the alternative can be a lot better than it is today.
“The structure is being put in place and I am sure that at the end of the month, it is going to be a victory for the PDP in Lagos and at the centre and in most of the states that we lost.”