The war of words between the Lagos governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress , Babajide Sanwo -Olu , and the Peoples Democratic Party , Jimi Agbaje , continued on Friday , as the APC flag bearer promised to retire his rival after the March 2 election .
Sanwo – Olu said he was proud of being called a puppet of the national leader of the party , Bola Tinubu , adding that it meant he had mastered the art and science of governance .
The APC candidate , in a statement by his media team , said he sympathised with Agbaje over the “ imminent disgraceful defeat awaiting him at the March 2 poll , and consequent retirement from four years electoral cycle contest . ”
“ Sanwo – Olu described Agbaje ’ s recent vituperation , where he described him as a puppet to the national leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , as a not only complimentary , but an affirmation of the notion that he is the most experienced for the job , having been properly schooled in the art and science of governance .
“ He further reminded Mr Agbaje and his co – travellers in the journey of political ignominy of an incontrovertible fact that he ( Mr Sanwo – Olu ) has been part of the progressive social , economic and political trajectory of modern Lagos , which started with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and was passed on to the actualiser, Mr Babatunde Fashola, who in turn handed over to the incumbent governor , Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, for consolidation.
“ Mr Sanwo – Olu ’ s private and public experience is not what the likes of Jimi Agbaje could buy over a supermarket shelf , and would take them at least two decades of quality experience to place them on the same pedestal like him , ” the statement said .
The statement berated Agbaje for promising to spend 50 per cent of the state ’ s budget on education , saying he was a learner for leaving out several critical areas of daily existence .