The governorship candidate of the PDP in Lagos, Mr Jimi Agbaje on Sunday announced Alhaja Safurat Abdulkareem as his running mate for the 2015 election in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Agbaje made the announcement in a statement, signed on his behalf, by his Director of Publicity, Mr Felix Oboagwina. Abdulkareem was running mate to late PDP governorship candidate, late Mr Funso Williams in 2003 . Abdulkareem, a trained teacher and an accountant, is the wife of a retired Air Force officer and holds an MBA degree. The statement quoted her as saying that she would complement her principal, and assist in ushering into Lagos “a refreshing atmosphere, devoid of state-brewed intimidation and human rights abuses”.
“I feel humbled about being chosen for this noble responsibility. “Mr. Jimi Agbaje is an amiable personality. He is a complete gentleman. I hope I can really, really complement him and assist him in winning the 2015 election because Lagosians strongly desire a change in government.” she had said.
Describing PDP’s chances in the governorship polls as very bright, the deputy governorship candidate said she and Agbaje were entering the race at a time when Lagosians wanted to break the shackles of subjugation that had held them bound for 16 years.