Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode’s former commissioner of Energy, Wale Oluwo, has assured the people of Epe that the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, would continue the developmental strides begun by his former boss in the town.
Oluwo also assured the gathering that the scandalous land acquisitions in the Epe and Lekki-Ajah axis would be reviewed in the people’s favour should PDP win the Lagos governorship.
Oluwo, an Epe indigene, told thousands of citizens who gathered for Agbaje’s rally in the Marina beach area of the town that the infrastructural constructions begun by the incumbent governor embarked upon would not be abandoned under Agbaje.
“Agbaje and his running mate have assured me they will continue the good work Ambode began in Epe,” Oluwo said.
The former commissioner recalled the circumstances that led him to quit the government.
His words: “I resigned from the government when they began doing the nonsense they wanted to do. They say that in Nigeria it is difficult for a public official to resign, but I resigned on my own.”
On his part, Agbaje told the gathering that his regime would prioritise human capital and infrastructure development in Lagos State.
He accused the current administration in Lagos of corruption and impunity.
“They are even claiming now that they are not doing government work but they are so rich that bullion vans loaded with cash can be driven into their private compound.
“Where did all their money come from? We remember when they came in 1998, they had no money then. Now, 20 years after, they have become richer than Lagos,” Agbaje said.
The PDP candidate said the Saturday’s elections are about freedom, not for Agbaje, but for the people of Lagos State.
He urged Lagosians to go out and vote for PDP, and to wait for their votes to be counted because the law allowed voters to know the results of their voting.
Echoing Oluwo’s words, Agbaje’s running mate, Mrs. Haleemat Oluwayemisi Busari, whose paternal roots are in Epe, also assured her kinsmen that there would be no abandoned projects in the town.
Mrs. Busari urged the people not to be intimidated but to go out and vote on Saturday, saying, God is on their side.