I will cancel Lekki-Epe toll gate, if elected – Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, on Wednesday vowed to cancel the toll on the Lekki-Epe axis of the state, if elected.

Mr. Agbaje told newsmen at the party secretariat in Lagos that the decision was based on the fact that the toll-gate was untenable as it was standing on an existing road.

He, however, said that the Lekki Phase 1 inner bridge would remain, since it was started from the scratch by the concessionaire.

The issue of toll on the Lekki-Epe Expressway of Lagos had remained controversial since it began in 2014.

The PDP candidate commended Governor Babatunde Fashola for some of the successes recorded in the state, but insisted that Lagos was in need of urgent change and not continuity.

“Most of the problems afflicting the state remain the product of vested interest,” he said.

The PDP governorship candidate said the successes of the present administration were yet to be felt by residents, whom he said, were totally alienated from governance.

He said that the residents were not positively lifted in the areas of health and education, among others.

“Despite the promises of the state government on free health services, Lagosians paid heavily at government hospitals,” he said.

Mr. Agbaje promised to address the health services problems through a free health insurance scheme that would be paid for by the government.

(NAN)


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  • sammyctu ode

    Jimi Agbaje, you are not in touch with reality and not conversant with the economic dynamics of Lagos State. The Lekki-Epe Expressway you want to cancel the toll was built through CONCESSION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE STATE GOVERNMMENT AND THE CONCESSIONAIRE. What this means is that the concessionaire went to local and international banks to borrow money to build the road and for them to recoup their investment, the only way they can is through construction of tolls. What you jimi agbaje have just said and what you said last week have foreclosed any election victory for you even in illiterate Ekiti State talkless of the urbane Lagos State. Your utterances show you don’t even know anything about economics, development and strategies to move people and business forward. The more you open your mouth, the more foul things of no wisdom come from it. Do you think we Lagosians want to leave Lagos State to ex-convict bode George, corrupt agba iya ogunlewe and pdp who has never performed for Nigerians for 16 years? NO, NO, NO. To me and millions of Lagosinas and Nigerians YOU ARE AN EDUCATED ILLETERATE.

    • Bambam

      Its you that is the educated illiterate and nuisance..did you hear what he said?..the toll gate was built on an existing road compared to the inner bridge in Lekki Phase 1 that was started from scratch..Lagosians are much wiser than you think and are tired of a government that promises and they see nothing..but the lives of the vested interests are getting better..the toll gate would be scrapped by Agbaje..and you can go kill yourself then when he does..idiot!!

      • Preco01

        A man said to another, “I will kill your dog” and both started a fight, a wise guy came and asked both of them for the dog over which they are fighting? the supposed dog owner said “I have not even purchased the dog”!
        Don’t worry Agbaje will NEVER be Lagos State governor, not this election season, PDP is bad market!

        • Bambam

          You are not God so keep your soothsaying to yourself..its just like the idiots who say Buhari would never be President of Nigeria..how do they know?..and why say never?..Lagosians know who has been serving them particularly the civil servants who know all the tricks of APC and Tinubu..despite the Greek gift of 15% bonus given them last December…at the rate Tinubu has ruined Lagos there should be no fear of Bode George because he is already a billionaire..and does not need more to be rich..THE CHOICE YOU MAKE TODAY WOULD LIVE WITH YOU MANY YEARS TO COME..JK is OK!!

  • Preco01

    We don’t want destroyers we want continuity, people who build on other people’s achievements! cancel? then what? award bogus contacts to Bode George and the rest of the gang?

  • tundemash

    If anyone believes this fantasy, then I own Third Mainland Bridge !

  • Ken

    This concession has been bought back by Lagos State, yet you don’t see any reason to the toll. We are the ones doing ourselves. Jimi Agbaje is right and he went to say he wont cancel the one on the river. Good one from Agbaje

    • Alex

      And employ the over 500 families working there, both directly and indirectly where? How many landlords there are willing to help anyone other than there families? How do you create employmemnt? Put over 500 out of work because you love them or politics

  • Ken

    This concession has been bought back by Lagos State, yet you don’t see any reason to cancel the toll. We are the ones doing ourselves. Jimi Agbaje is right and he went to say he wont cancel the one on the river. Good one from Agbaje

  • King Carlos

    Lagosians can’t leave Tinubu and hop on Bode George’s train, never. Not when PDP is crumbling nationwide.

  • Sola Onanaiye

    This show that Agbaje lack the competence to understand Public administration and Investment policy. So when you cancel the contract what about continuous maintenance going on and prompt response to issues on that road, is it the ministry of works officials that will do it. God will never allow this man to win. He has no good plan