The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has described his All Progressive candidate opponent Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as a puppet incapable of making his own decisions.
Agbaje spoke while responding to a statement credited to the APC candidate this week that sought to paint the PDP candidate as lacking clear ideas on how to manage the state.
Sanwo-Olu had at a rally on the Lagos Island on Tuesday mocked Agbaje, dismissing him as lacking requisite ideas needed for the development of the state and urged the people to reject him at the polls.
In a statement by the Media Office of Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, the PDP candidate dismissed Sanwo-Olu as “a proxy candidate, a puppet, fronting for well-entrenched interests that have held back the development of the state for the past 20 years.”
The PDP candidate said, “This is a man without any specialty, tossed from one ministry to another before ending up in the housing corporation, where his tenure in that agency has added nothing towards improving the state’s world-acclaimed housing deficit.”
Agbaje urged Lagosians to reject Sanwo-Olu and the APC at the elections, adding that the political party was a leopard that could not change its tendency to inflict misery and suffering on the masses.
The APC candidate had also reportedly told his audience that the state had in the last 20 years recorded giant strides, capable of being reversed should Agbaje be elected governor.
However, Agbaje faulted Sanwo-Olu’s assertions, urging Lagosians to rather reject a man who “is not a standalone candidate, but a proxy who is only being propped up by some godfathers whose prime interest and motives are to further plunder the resources of the state.”