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Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by naptu2: 3:03am On Oct 30, 2018
Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet.

Many Lagosians have criticised Jimi Agbaje for being "too quiet" and not making his presence felt in the political landscape of Lagos. The criticisms come in two forms:

1) Some people say that Mr Agbaje is only seen when it's time to contest elections and then he disappears after losing the election and is not seen until four years later when it's time to contest another election. They say that he doesn't speak out about the issues that affect Lagosians in the intervening years between elections. For example, they say that he didn't say anything when issues like poor refuse collection and terrible traffic jams were plaguing Lagosians. Some people compare him to Engineer Funsho Williams who always spoke about issues that affected Lagosians, regardless of whether it was an election year or not.

naptu2:
Funsho Williams vs Dele Alake

Circa late 2003-2005.

That was fun! That's what opposition is meant to be.


naptu2:


What was this about?

Funsho Williams contested for the governorship of Lagos in 2003 on the platform of PDP. He lost to Bola Tinubu of the AD. You would have thought that his loss would have been the end of the story, but it wasn't.


For several months c2003-2005 there was a fantastic advertisement battle between Funsho Williams' camp and Bola Tinubu's camp. It was simply fantastic.

There were no insults or personal attacks. Instead each day Funsho Williams' team picked a sector of life in Lagos and criticised it based on available facts and figures. They went through education, transport, the economy, etc. and presented facts to back their arguments that the government of Bola Tinubu was not doing what it was supposed to do.


Dele Alake replied on behalf of the government. He refuted Engineer Williams' claims with facts and figures of his own. Every advert that the Williams' camp placed was followed by an advert by Dele Alake. There was no name calling or personal attacks. It was strictly an issues based battle. In fact, both camps occasionally complimented each other. This is what politics should be!

I never missed a newspaper because I didn't want to miss one of those adverts. It was rivetting and satisfying. This is what politics should be!

2) Some people also criticise Mr Agbaje because they believe that he has not made any major statement since he won the PDP governorship primaries. They say that the candidate of the APC, Babajide Sanwo-olu has been in the news virtually every day since he won the primaries. He has been holding town hall meetings, meeting with stakeholders, etc. but nothing has been heard of Mr Agbaje.

Well, Jimi Agbaje has now reacted to the criticisms.



Jimi Agbaje @jimiagbaje

Good morning Lagos, my team and I have gotten a barrage of questions asking why I haven’t been actively campaigning in public and I think it's about time that we addressed it.

Let’s be clear, the INEC rules guiding this election unequivocally state that campaigning for the 2019 gubernatorial elections shall not begin until the 1st of December, 2018. In their words - not mine - and I quote,

“For the purpose of this Act, the period of campaigning in public by every political party (not just candidates) shall commence 90 days before polling day and end 24 hours prior to that day.”

Now if that is the rule, then we have no choice but to abide by it - even if it might sound unpopular to do so. And quite frankly, what precedence would we set if we are not keeping to the rules of competition.

To my supporters and well-wishers, I understand that we’re anxious to get this campaign on the road, but it’s important that we are also mindful of the bigger task ahead - which isn’t just about winning an election but about changing mindsets


and sending a strong message across Lagos that under our watch, it wouldn't be business as usual. If our goal is to bring reform and order to governance in Lagos, if our mission is to fundamentally transform the way government works for the greater good of our people

and not a few vested interests, then we must begin by setting an example by obeying instructions. So I implore everyone to please hold on to those wonderful banners, posters and boards until the 1st of December. Let’s win this one again, the right way.

Friends, we have an opportunity in this election to really make it about the people of Lagos and not our personal egos. Currently, Lagos ranks as one of the top 7 economies in Africa yet - like a good friend of mine puts it, “majority of us work like elephants but eat like ants."

What happened to Lagos? The size of our economy today is as large as the entire economy of Nigeria in 1999 yet we cannot boast of the sort of infrastructure that is worthy of a mega city of our status. Think about that for a second.

In this election there are real issues that must be addressed and bold ideas that must be proffered if ever we are to win the Lagos that this generation desires. I'm not under any illusions that this would be easy - which is why we need all hands on deck.

Everyone counts in this struggle to wrestle our dear state from the clutch of overlords and vested interests and I cannot wait to hit the trail to meet and interact with you all.

So if there’s anyone out there who is looking to be part of this dream to set a new trajectory for Lagos -one that puts the interest of the greater good of our people above any one entity; If there's anyone who senses the urgency of the moment and wants to be part of the solution

to the issues that are preventing us from reaching our true potential as a state, we'll be glad if you join us at (link: http://jimiagbaje.com/volunteer) jimiagbaje.com/volunteer where thousands of men and women, young and old, are making their voices heard as we forge a future worthy of the great people of this state.

In closing, let's continue to act as great ambassadors of Lagos and true citizens of Nigeria even as we work within the guidelines of the upcoming election. In the end, the Lagos that this generation desires can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is ours. God bless

https://mobile.twitter.com/jimiagbaje/status/1056859634974289921

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by naptu2: 3:03am On Oct 30, 2018
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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by WetinConsignMe: 3:06am On Oct 30, 2018
Maybe because he knows he has no chance

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by Throwback: 3:21am On Oct 30, 2018
Jimi Agbaje is fearful that he will lose another portion of his family's inheritance on another failed governorship election.

Unfortunately for him, even the Chairman of PDP in Lagos state, decamped to APC some months back. So the party is in disarray, and are waiting for someone to come into the party and endow it with funds to oil the rickety and rusty party structures. Which explains their vain hope on Otedola or Ambode, but they found a reluctant fool in Jimi Agbaje, who has resurrected in typical fashion, 4yrs after his last political demise.

He is bidding his time, fearful to succumb to a looming bankruptcy. We might even hear from him that the ticket was forced on him, and he is now resigning his candidacy to avoid losing politically and financially, knowing there is no chance of a PDP led Federal Government that could have offered him a consolation portfolio as minister.

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by AutoReportNG: 4:39am On Oct 30, 2018
Everybody loves Jimi Agbaje..

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by NwaAmaikpe: 4:39am On Oct 30, 2018
shocked



Jimi we know, who is Sanwo-Olu?

Well Ambode has helped us know this man.
Sanwo-Olu is a mental patient at Gbagada Psychiatric Hospital.
Sanwo-Olu is a fake dollar spender.
Sanwo-Olu is a junkie
Sanwo-Olu is a US convicted felon.

Lagos needs better than Sanwo-Olu.
Lagos needs Jimi Agbaje.

A vote for Sanwo-Olu is a vote for the Tinubu dynasty and if this is not checkmated; Tinubu may overthrow Oduduwa.
But God will not let that happen.

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by AgentGoat: 4:45am On Oct 30, 2018
The guy is developing cold feet already grin

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by Cchuks27(m): 4:46am On Oct 30, 2018
No point campaigning in Lagos. Baba just want to be Atikulated

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by sureheaven(m): 4:48am On Oct 30, 2018
Hope it won’t lead to suicide when u lose the election again this time.

When u have federal might at ur support, u lost woefully. How will u win Tinubu and his boys in Lagos state coupled with federal might.

Only fools and ipobs believe u can win Lagos state, the man that can tinubu was long dead. May the soul of Funsho williams Rest In Peace cool

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by dilalul: 4:49am On Oct 30, 2018
baba no wan fail again

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by DoTheNeedful: 4:53am On Oct 30, 2018
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked



Jimi we know, who is Sanwo-Olu?


Sanwo-Olu is a mental patient at Gbagada Psychiatric Hospital.



While you are a mental patient on nairaland. angry

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by goryorhal(m): 5:08am On Oct 30, 2018
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked



Jimi we know, who is Sanwo-Olu?

Well Ambode has helped us know this man.
Sanwo-Olu is a mental patient at Gbagada Psychiatric Hospital.
Sanwo-Olu is a fake dollar spender.
Sanwo-Olu is a junkie
Sanwo-Olu is a US convicted felon.

Lagos needs better than Sanwo-Olu.
Lagos needs Jimi Agbaje.

A vote for Sanwo-Olu is a vote for the Tinubu dynasty and if this is not checkmated; Tinubu may overthrow Oduduwa.
But God will not let that happen.


It's too early for this madness ..
Please don't forget to use your drugs before going out this morning

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by nabegibeg: 5:10am On Oct 30, 2018
naptu2:
Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet.

Many Lagosians have criticised Jimi Agbaje for being "too quiet" and not making his presence felt in the political landscape of Lagos. The criticisms come in two forms:

1) Some people say that Mr Agbaje is only seen when it's time to contest elections and then he disappears after losing the election and is not seen until four years later when it's time to contest another election. They say that he doesn't speak out about the issues that affect Lagosians in the intervening years between elections. For example, they say that he didn't say anything when issues like poor refuse collection and terrible traffic jams were plaguing Lagosians. Some people compare him to Engineer Funsho Williams who always spoke about issues that affected Lagosians, regardless of whether it was an election year or not.






2) Some people also criticise Mr Agbaje because they believe that he has not made any major statement since he won the PDP governorship primaries. They say that the candidate of the APC, Babajide Sanwo-olu has been in the news virtually every day since he won the primaries. He has been holding town hall meetings, meeting with stakeholders, etc. but nothing has been heard of Mr Agbaje.

Well, Jimi Agbaje has now reacted to the criticisms.



Jimi Agbaje @jimiagbaje



https://mobile.twitter.com/jimiagbaje/status/1056859634974289921

Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by BigGuyMan01: 5:14am On Oct 30, 2018
Ambode is going to defect and get the pdp lagos governorship ticket so why should Jimi be campaigning? lipsrsealed

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by cooldipo(m): 5:17am On Oct 30, 2018
Lagos people are not active politically..... They are still in traffic even in their head politically speaking
Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by GreatEngineer(m): 5:23am On Oct 30, 2018
Sanwo Olu is taking style to campaign every where even using Google AdSense to scatter posters every on Internet while Agbaje dey inside house dey sleep, not even a single seminar.
He need to do something before it is too late.


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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by Nobody: 5:25am On Oct 30, 2018
I don't know why this guy continue to get off tickets

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by HarkymTheOracle(m): 5:26am On Oct 30, 2018
I love Jimi Agbaje but I don't know why he wants to play gentle in politics.. Being gentle and following rules strictly cannot get you anywhere in politics..
You won't win anything (politically) if you continue like this.
Someone should tell him please.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIzgzmooyFM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHGhu1gkYIc

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by dotunbidemi: 5:27am On Oct 30, 2018
hmmmm
Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by dotunbidemi: 5:32am On Oct 30, 2018
[quote author=BigGuyMan01 post=72522923]Ambode is going to defect and get the pdp lagos governorship ticket so why should Jimi be campaigning? lipsrsealed

are you an IDIOT? after names have been submitted to inec... you must be one of them.

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by PaulRyan: 5:33am On Oct 30, 2018
Just wait and see...
Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by PaulRyan: 5:36am On Oct 30, 2018
BigGuyMan01:
Ambode is going to defect and get the pdp lagos governorship ticket so why should Jimi be campaigning? lipsrsealed


What's wrong with you people?

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by Ireboya(m): 5:37am On Oct 30, 2018
sad
Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by HarkymTheOracle(m): 5:58am On Oct 30, 2018
Check my signature
Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by lenghtinny(m): 6:08am On Oct 30, 2018
BigGuyMan01:
Ambode is going to defect and get the pdp lagos governorship ticket so why should Jimi be campaigning? lipsrsealed


What kind of silly statement is this angry

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by spenca: 6:16am On Oct 30, 2018
THIS one is being forced , you people better be looking at sanwo-olu
Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by AgbariOjukwu1: 6:16am On Oct 30, 2018
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked



Jimi we know, who is Sanwo-Olu?

Well Ambode has helped us know this man.
Sanwo-Olu is a mental patient at Gbagada Psychiatric Hospital.
Sanwo-Olu is a fake dollar spender.
Sanwo-Olu is a junkie
Sanwo-Olu is a US convicted felon.

Lagos needs better than Sanwo-Olu.
Lagos needs Jimi Agbaje.

A vote for Sanwo-Olu is a vote for the Tinubu dynasty and if this is not checkmated; Tinubu may overthrow Oduduwa.
But God will not let that happen.


Always making stupid comments

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Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by Opiletool(m): 6:23am On Oct 30, 2018
HarkymTheOracle:
I love Jimi Agbaje but I don't know why he wants to play gentle in politics.. Being gentle and following rules strictly cannot get you anywhere in politics..
You won't win anything (politically) if you continue like this.
Someone should tell him please.

The fear of Tinubu. That man can assassinate him. He's learnt from Funsho Williams.
Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by HarkymTheOracle(m): 6:26am On Oct 30, 2018
Opiletool:


The fear of Tinubu. That man can assassinate him. He's learnt from Funsho Williams.
You are not far from the truth...
Re: Jimi Agbaje Explains Why He Is Not Campaigning Yet by HarkymTheOracle(m): 6:27am On Oct 30, 2018
DoTheNeedful:


While you are a mental patient on nairaland. angry
grin

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