There are clear indications that Chief Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may likely contest the 2019 gubernatorial election against the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) and other prospective aspirants in Lagos State.
According to insider sources, negotiations are still ongoing for Chief Agbaje to be the flag bearer under the PDP.
Our source revealed that though the pharmaceutical expert has other stiffer oppositions in the PDP camp of Lagos State, discussions and negotiations are afoot for others to step down for the three-time contestant.
The top politician disclosed: “As I speak with you, the PDP won seven slots in the House of Assembly and a couple of House of Representatives slots in the last election”.
“PDP won in areas like Amuwo –Odofin, Oshodi-Isolo and Ajeromi-Ifelodun and you will agree with me that this current government has not done anything in these places because they assume that these areas are PDP zones which is not supposed to be.
“But by the grace of God, PDP will be fielding a candidate for the governorship election and that person is going to be Jimi Agbaje.
“We are all aware that in the last election, Agbaje tried. At the moment, we have about the same position under PDP but I know the party will bring out the best candidate”.
Asked about the notable names that might contest under PDP, one of the sources stressed: “I can strongly tell you that apart from Agbaje, Adedeji Doherty is also interested in the race”.
Recall that a former Minister of Works and Chieftain of the party, Chief Adeseye Ogunlewe has called on members in Lagos State to pray for peace and unity in their fold.
Ogunlewe, a former senator said without peace and unity the party could not rise above its present “ challenges” towards realising its goals of wining the state 2019.
He noted that “what is needed in Lagos State PDP is prayers, prayers and prayers.
“Members in the Chapter should pray together for peace and unity so that the goals of the party can be actualised. “Members must particularly unite at this challenging period in order to get victory in 2019”, he said.
Nkpemenyie Mcdominic, Lagos