The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate for the 2019 election in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has described national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, as an emperor holding the people hostage.
Agbaje, in a statement signed by his director of media and publicity, Felix Oboagwina, therefore called on Tinubu to set the people free.
He was reacting to Tinubu’s mockery of his stance that Lagos needs freedom from Alphabeta Consulting.
Tinubu had mocked Agbaje by asking him to learn a trade, if he wanted freedom.
“Pharaoh, you must let our people go. Apparently, the APC leader has lost touch with reality. Otherwise, he would know that, like the children of Israel, Lagosians are groaning under the taskmaster that Tinubu and his cronies have turned themselves into in this state that should rate as Nigeria’s foremost.
“We identify with our vulcanisers, tailors and all craftsmen who have the joy of duly-earned freedom after their apprenticeship.
“But it is apparent that, unlike them, those who have gotten used to filthy lucre and the dividends of corruption cannot savour the joy that comes with the legitimate sweat and labour of hardworking artisans.”
According to Agbaje, Lagosians will be freed from Tinubu and his ilk during the 2019 polls, as Pharaoh was forced to allow the Israelites have their freedom after his people were hit by plagues.
He identified Tinubu as the head of a vested interest that has turned Lagos into a private enterprise.
“You wake up one morning and find that, like the Jews in Poland during the Second World War, you have a toll gate caging you in; and you must pay a toll to leave and return to your home and birthplace in which you used to freely move. You need freedom from those tolls.”