Jimi Agbaje Declares for Lagos Guber Race, May Contest Under PDP

Popular Lagos politician Jimi Agbaje has declared his interest to run for the 2015 governorship race in Lagos state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Agbaje, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Jay Kay Pharmacy, declared his intention to succeed governor Fashola after his tour of all 57 Local councils in the state.

Agbaje campaign
There is a campaign poster of him posted online with the inscriptions: “Eko Initiative. JayKayok. Jimi Agbaje for Governor 2015.”

It is seen that in the Lagos State PDP, Agbaje as its candidate of the party will be rather strategic.

Information at our disposal 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 gubernatorial polls, Jimi Agbaje may move to the PDP nest to possibly be their 2015 governorship candidate.

It was 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.

However, with Obanikoro’s new position as a federal minister, it is believed that the party may prevail on him to work for the success of the party rather than run as candidate in the state.

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