Lagos politician, Jimi Agbaje, has revealed that he joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because of his belief in the party’s ability to provide better governance for the people.
The new PDP member admitted that his decision generated some noise from those who feel uncomfortable with it, saying it was expected in politics for people to complain, but added that what matters more to him was having more people in support of the decision than those against it.
Agbaje, on an interview on Channels Television monitored in Lagos, refused to categorically state if his movement into the PDP was an indication that he would be contesting for the governorship seat of Lagos State in the 2015 election, but did not rule out the possibility.
He said: “I believe that the law does not allow you to campaign publicly until some time. I think we’ll keep that within the family.”
Speaking on the politics of the South-West region in recent months as displayed in the Osun and Ekiti state governorship election outcomes, Agbaje was of the belief that the citizens were beginning to have a strong say in who their leaders are.
He cited several elements and qualities that should make an ideal politician and stated that how well the politicians can blend these elements would determine what they would get from the people at the end of each election.
“You’ve got to get your politics right, you’ve got to get your policies right, you’ve got to get your propaganda right, and you’ve got to get your polity right.”