Today is election day. Several people have asked me who I will be voting for. My answer: Jimi Agbaje.- the candidate that asks : Do you want same of same or do you want Jimi Agbaje?
My decision has nothing to do with the countless text messages and e-mails I have received asking me to give this 50-year old gubernatorial candidate my vote. It stems from the fact that I have caught the JayKay fever. A fever that promises a Lagos that is befitting. It promises to “ halt the production of area-boys”, turn Lagos into a “cosmopolitan city” and generally provide adequate infrastructure for Lagosians.
For me, voting is a big deal because if my candidate wins, I feel responsible for his failures and only mildly responsible for his successes (because he is supposed to succeed anyways). For this reason, I am careful when it comes to voting.
So Mr Jimi Agbaje, I will give you something that is important to you (my vote) in the hopes that you will give me some things that are important to me
*Removal of Area Boys from our roads (Please
don’t be like the current regime and give them uniforms in the hope of deceiving
us into thinking that they are now “employed” citizens. They need a mind change, not uniforms)
*I heard you say that you want to retain LASTMA. Not a bad idea,
as long as they are put on a leash.
*Please take care of the police in the state so that they can stop hassling people like me.
*New roads/ alternative means of transportation
There’s still a lot I want, but I think you covered it all in your agenda.
Good Luck! May they not rig you out.