The election debates on different platforms have been largely centered around the Presidential elections. I rarely hear people talking about the state elections and of course what's of particular interest to me, because it's where I reside, where I do business and where I'm familiar with, is Lagos state.
It seems in Lagos its almost obvious who the Seat belongs to, for reasons besides the probable political god-fatherism, precedence and basic logic which points towards a particular party being the winning party. These reasons include the inability of one party to campaign as aggressively as I'm sure they would have loved to, had their party been the ruling party in the state. Yet (social) media campaigns cannot be foiled or hampered and I therefore cannot understand why his campaigns are inagressive, lackluster and have an almost lackadaisical approach... As though he's playing to lose.
But enough of my personal musings. Lagos, who is it for you; JK Agabje or Akinwumi Ambode?
Here's a bit of background information on both parties. .
Akinwunmi Ambode, APC (51)-
Ambode was on the Lagos Waste Disposal Board in 1985, treasure in several local governments, went on to becoming an Auditor General of Local Government, then also went on to becoming the Auditor General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Lagos state, at 37. He has been a part of the government for 27 years. He is also an entrepreneur; he opened a consulting firm which specializes in public financial management. He honed his financial skills at the Harvard Kenedy school of public financial management. He graduated from the University at 21 and became a member of ICAN at age 24.
Olujimi Agbaje, PDP (57)-
JK Agbaje is a pharmacist who received his degree in the Obafemi Awolowo University. He has been a part of the private sector for many years. He started out with one pharmaceutical outfit and grew his business into manufacturing and then finally a factory. He has been a part of an economy run by the private sector so he knows where the shoe pinches.
Lagosians, does EXPERIENCE trump COMPASSION or is it the other way round? Who is your candidate come April 2015?