Agbaje picks form

FORMER Lagos State gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Jimi Agbaje, has collected nomination form to contest for the office of the national chairman, saying the differences between him and Chief Bode George will be resolved.

George, also from Lagos State, has already collected nomination form to contest for the position.

Speaking to reporters moments after collecting the form at the temporary national secretariat of the PDP in Abuja, on Tuesday, he said the issue would be resolved at home.

Asked how comfortable he was running against the former PDP national deputy chairman (South), he said: “Leave that to us. We will resolve that at home.”

Agbaje said if he became the party boss, he would work to ensure that the PDP recaptured power at the centre and also win back all the states it lost.

He said mistakes were made by the party in the past which must be corrected and the party had returned to the way of its founding fathers by re-embracing the party constitution.

The aspirant said the party had to be all-inclusive rather than saying that some people were not qualified to play certain roles in the party.

He said: “So, what I bring to the table is that I am not in any faction or on any tendency. I am in a position to talk to everybody to ensure that as long as you love the PDP, it is time to come back to the fold.”

Also at the party secretariat to submit his nomination form to contest for the governorship of Ondo State, former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Eyitayo Jegede, promised to expand the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the state, if elected in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.