I’ll Cancel Lekki-Epe Toll If Elected —Agbaje

GOVERNORSHIP candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has promised to cancel the controversial Lekki-Epe toll, if elected into office.

He hinged this on the fact that the toll-gate was untenable as it was standing on an existing road.

Agbaje, however, disclosed that the Lekki Phase 1 inner bridge would remain, in view of it having been started from scratch by the concessionaire company.

According to the directorate of media and publicity of his campaign, the governorship candidate, who was accompanied by his running mate, Alhaja Safurat Abdulkareem, disclosed this on Wednesday, during an interactive session with the Muslim community in the state.

Agbaje, who commended Governor Babatunde Fashola for some of the successes recorded in the state, however, said Lagos was in urgent need of change and not continuity.

He hinged this on the fact that most of the problems afflicting the state were products of what he referred to as “vested interest.”

The PDP governorship hopeful noted that these successes were, however, not being felt by ordinary Lagosians, whom he said were totally alienated from governance.

Agbaje assured his Muslim hosts, who included the national missioner of the Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Sheik Abdurahman Ahmad, that the problem of allowing Muslim children to wear the hijab veil to school would be solved through a synergy between the state and the mosque.

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