Mr Jimi Agbaje, 2015 Lagos State governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, on Wednesday ended speculations about his re-run bid, saying he was back in the race.
Agbaje made the confirmation in Lagos.
“It is true that initially I did not want to re-contest, but I had so many people urging me to run.
“I bought and submitted my nomination form shortly before it closed. I will be part of PDP Lagos governorship primaries, billed for Friday, September 28th”, he said.
Agbaje said that he was confident he would win the election in Lagos state, if he picked PDP governorship ticket to run.
On the upcoming primaries, Agbaje said he was confident that the leadership would create a level playing ground for all aspirants, as has been the norm of the party.
“Our primaries have always been open, fair and free for all.
“This is what we are known for, and that is the way I expect it to be,” he said.
Agbaje, who also contested for National Chairmanship of PDP in 2017, won by Mr Uche Secondus, said that the recent defections from the party in the state would not affect him if he picked the ticket.
“It is the people of Lagos State that will decide. The issues in the party will not impart negatively on votes.
“Most Nigerians now vote for individuals rather than party,” he said.
Agbaje, popularly known as JK, was born March 2, 1957 in Lagos State to late Chief Julius Kosebinu (Banker) and Mrs. Margaret Olabisi (teacher).
A Pharmacist, Agbaje is the second born and first male child of five children (two female and two male siblings) including Segun Agbaje, CEO of Guarantee Trust Bank.