The Lagos State governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Jimi Agbaje has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has spent N7 trillion with no visible improved infrastructural development, noting that the markets in Lagos State are in deplorable condition.
The governorship candidate who made the remark during the unveiling ceremony of 2018 Atiku Traders Cup, sponsored by Unit2Unit Global Enlightenment Initiative, a non-government organization (NGO) in Lagos said that the APC administration only knew how to shut down markets at will, diminishing the traders in the process, noting that they would collect money from the market traders sitting in their palace while the traders would keep begging them to have the markets reopened, pointing out that the time to change guards had come.
Agbaje noted that the struggle undertaken by Atiku and Obi nationally and what he was doing in Lagos was freedom from bondage for the people.
The politician, who on a lighter mood addressed himself as a trader, said that he was at the event in two capacities, as the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Lagos and as a representative of Prince Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, noted that he would not run away from his responsibility as he donated an undisclosed amount in support of the project.
The National Coordinator of Unit2unit Global Enlightenment initiative, Dr. Vincent Anyigor, while giving a welcome address, said that the NGO was formed to ensure that what happened in 2015 presidential election where out of the 119,973 polling units in the North, PDP was alleged to had scored zero votes, did not happen again.
He said that with the group, there would be enough foot soldiers to protect the votes of PDP, noting that upon the emergence of Atiku as the PDP presidential candidate, his group decided to adopt him, resolved to work with him until victory was achieved.
He said that the football tournament for which they had chosen to dedicate this year’s tournament in honour of Atiku, had over 120 markets scattered across Lagos, which took part in the qualifiers out of which 32 teams representing 32 markets qualified for finals.
Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate, was represented at the event by Dr. Onuoha Nnaji, while Atiku Abubakar, who was unavoidably absent, was represented by Otunba Gbenga Daniels, former governor of Ogun State.