The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, who has hinged his campaign on freedom and entrenchment of true democracy in Lagos politics, said his quest would put an end to the scenario where some federal lawmakers elected from Lagos take all the salaries and allowances to contest for governorship in other states.
Agbaje had during one of his town hall meetings ahead of the governorship election in the state, brought to the fore the issue of how elective tickets in Lagos State are being shared over the years.
Agbaje was indirectly referring to House of Representatives member, Hon. James Faleke representing Ikeja Federal Constituency who was the governorship running mate to late former Governor Abubakar Audu of Kogi State.
After Yahaya Bello was put in place of late Audu by the APC before the concluding part of the governorship election in Kogi towards the end of 2015, Faleke, it would be recalled, was in court for almost a year, claiming he ought to replace the deceased candidate of the party.
Though Faleke did not win in the court, he remained the representative of Ikeja Federal Constituency of Lagos State in the House of Representatives.
Probably this is what PDP gubernatorial candidate Agbaje wants to stop in the event he wins the forthcoming election. But Faleke is not the only one who rode on the wings of Lagos to attain prominence.
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