Jimi Agbaje, the governorship candidate for the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party has accepted defeat to the APC after the INEC has announced the result of the governorship election.
During an interview with Agbaje early this morning.
He speak on the reason why he lose to the APC as he said that there are low voter turnout in Lagos State which was less than 20 per cent of the total number of persons that collected Permanent Voter Cards.
He said the threats, coupled with the manner in which the presidential election was conducted, led to the voter apathy witnessed in the nation’s commercial nerve centre.
The PDP candidate said, “From the outset it was clear that the numbers were on our side and naturally, that was our comparable strength but the moment you had the numbers slashed, then we were at a disadvantage”.
“The strategy of the other side was to make sure that those numbers did not come out to vote and to that extent it has worked in their favour.”
Agbaje said the PDP supporters were intimidated and threatened with eviction and sack from working places if the PDP won in their areas.
He said rather than the supporters to risk their lives and their livelihood, they decided to sit at home which gave his opponent the upper hand.
The PDP candidate further said, “It is not good for our democracy when only about 20 percent come out to vote. There was voter apathy because of the event that happened during the presidential election.”