Jimi Agbaje, the 2015 Lagos State governorship candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Wednesday, confirmed that he would run for the office again in 2019.
Agbaje made the confirmation via a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
“It is true that initially I did not want to re-contest, but I had so many people urging me to run.
“I bought and submitted my nomination form shortly before it closed. I will be part of the PDP Lagos governorship primaries, billed for Friday, September 28th, “he said.
Agbaje also stated that he was confident he would win the elections in Lagos state, if he picked the party’s gubernatorial ticket.
He expressed confidence that the leadership of the party would create a level playing field for all the aspirants in the upcoming primaries.
“Our primaries have always been open, fair and free for all. This is what we are known for, and that is the way I expect it to be,” he also stated.
Agbaje, who also contested for the National Chairmanship of the PDP in 2017, won by Uche Secondus, said the recent defections from the party in the state would not affect him if he won the primary.
“It is the people of Lagos State that will decide. The issues in the party will not impart negatively on votes.
“Most Nigerians now vote for individuals rather than party,” he added.
Agbaje contested against the incumbent, Akinwunmi Ambode, in 2015, but lost.