Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Jamaica, Amb Olatokunboh Kamson, has joined the 2015 Lagos State governorship race.
Kamson, who formally declared his intention to run for governorship on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Thursday, said he would make the state independent of federal allocations, if he gets elected as governor.
Kamson’s declaration brought the number of governorship aspirants in the Lagos PDP to about 15.
While addressing his supporters at the party secretariat in Ikeja, Kamson noted he was vying the governorship ticket the third time, and was qualified to be the PDP’s candidate in the February 28, 2015 governorship election.
“I started this race in 2003. When I started, I knew it would be a long distance race. Thank God I’m still in the race but at the end I will be victorious” he said.
He added that if voted in as governor of Lagos, he would restructure the state to enable it create wealth.
“I have served as head of World Bank assisted projects in Lagos State from 1993 to 1996 and have what it takes to generate enough funds to run the state and bring succour to the down trodden. If I win, Lagos will be restructured to enable it create wealth,” he said.