Push APC into the Atlantic Ocean with Your Votes – Agbaje Tells Ndigbo
Addressing the Igbo traders at the Alaba market yesterday, Jimi Agbaje has used the unguarded speech and threat of the Paramount Ruler of Lagos Oba Rilwan Akiolu against the All Progressives Congress (APC) by urging Igbos across the State to push the APC ‘into the lagoon’ by voting for him massively on Saturday.
The CEO of JayKay Pharmaceuticals and the People’s Democratic Party governorship candidate in Lagos State implored them to ignore the empty threats made by the Oba that if they did not vote for the APC governorship candidate on Saturday, they would die in the lagoon.
“Nobody can push you into the Lagoon. Rather, you should use your votes to push the APC into the Atlantic Ocean by voting massively for the PDP on Saturday,” Agbaje said.
He further told the crowd that the threat was one of the many antics of the APC which he called “a drowning party.” He also urged the people to ignore the scare tactics being marshalled by the Party.
“Election is like a snake. You have to make sure you win by killing the snake completely by using your votes to drive the APC out of power. The reason why they are harassing you is because they fear Igbo votes. They will try to do ‘shakara’ for you but you must vote massively for the PDP and protect your votes,” Agbaje said.
Agbaje, who was accompanied by his running mate, Alhaja Safuratu Abdulkarim, and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, said the APC had become arrogant because the party had been in power for too long.
He said, “In the last 16 years, the APC has been full of arrogance. This arrogance must end once and for all. Saturday is the time to say enough is enough.”
Counselling the audience to eschew violence and refuse to be intimidated at the polling venue, Agbaje implored them to guard their votes.
He said, “God is on our side and power will change hands on Saturday and life will be better for you and your businesses. There will be no oppression again because this election is about freedom from bondage.”
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