The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos state, Jimi Agbaje has said that the defection of Wale Oluwo, Lagos commissioner for energy and mineral resources, from the All Progressing Congress (APC) shows the ruling party is crumbling.
Agbaje said this in a statement issued on his behalf by his campaign office. According to him, the empire of the APC is beginning to fall into pieces.
You will recall that Oluwo defected from the APC to the PDP on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, accusing the leadership of APC of being anti-democratic in the process through which Babajide Sanwo-Olu emerged as the flagbearer of the APC in the 2019 governorship election.
Reacting to the defection, Agbaje made a biblical allusion to Babylon, likening APC to the fallen city. He said that:
“I am gladdened by the news of my brother’s defection to the PDP. Indeed, it is a welcome development which must be lauded and applauded by all lovers of freedom and democracy.
“By this singular gesture, Oluwo has counted himself worthy as a man of integrity. I look forward to teaming up with him to liberate our dear state from the shackles of bad governance and corruption.
“Babylon is Falling, APC is crumbling. The Honourable Commissioner has displayed uncommon courage by the decision. He is a good example for others to follow as this empire begins to fall to pieces.
“I look forward to teaming up with him to liberate our dear state from the shackles of mis-government and corruption”.
According to Agbaje, he would not only win the election but beat Sanwo-Olu, his closest rival, flat.