Jimi Agbaje Promises To Scrap Lekki-epe Tollgate

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THE governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has promised to cancel the controversial Lekki-Epe tollgate, if elected into office.

Speaking during an interactive session with the Muslim community in Lagos yesterday, Agbaje hinged his plan to cancel the Lekki-Epe tollgate on the fact that the tollgate is untenable, as it is standing on an existing road.

The PDP governorship candidate however, disclosed that the tool on the Lekki Phase 1 inner bridge would remain, in view of the fact that the construction of the bridge started from scratch by the concessionaire company.

Agbaje, who was accompanied by his Deputy, Alhaja Safurat Abdulkareem, commended Governor Babatunde Fashola for some of the successes recorded in the state but he averred that Lagos was in urgent need of change and not continuity.

He also assured his Muslim hosts, who included the National Missioner of the Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Sheik Abdurahman Ahmad, that the problem of allowing Muslim children to wear the hijab veil to school would be solved through a synergy between the state and the mosque.

Meanwhile, former Governor of Lagos State and National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the incumbent governor of the state, Babatunde Fashola yesterday urged Lagosians to be wary of the activities of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) so as not to associate with “failure”.

The duo who spoke at the flag-off of the Lagos APC campaign rally which took place at Archbishop Vinning Memorial Church Open Ground, GRA, Ikeja likened PDP to a political Ebola, saying associating with them will bring nothing good for Lagos and the country in general.

The party leaders took turn to lambast the Federal Government and PDP for poor leadership, saying the nation’s economy has gone from bad to worse since Jonathan came to power.

In the same vein, the APC national leader also accused PDP gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje of impatience, saying his impatience has led him to a dead end.

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