Agbaje, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has vowed to remove the Lekki toll gates if elected Lagos State governor in 2019 governorship election.
Jimi Agbaje, released this statement on Sunday December 23, 2018, pointing at the illegality in the fact that residents of Lagos state still pay tolls to access the Lekki-Epe Expressway and the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge toll plazas.
Agbaje made this clear saying, “Good road is a fundamental right of citizens and we promise to deliver on this and many other things. At the moment, most Lagos roads are impassable because of their poor condition. Now, motorists are compelled to pay heavily for passage”.
“How about the so-called alternative routes? Ideally, government should have provided alternative routes to the Lekki Toll Gate, but the available alternate route is in a terrible shape, so everybody is forced to use the toll gate and pay.”
However, Lekki toll gates have raised alot of controversy in the time past whereby residents of Lagos have protested against the toll fee, demanded that the toll fees removed especially when the fees were increased by management firm, Lekki Concession Company (LCC) earlier in 2018.
Agbaje made this reaction as as result of a toll-free passage recently paid for by his opponent in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu. In his comment, Agbaje said “absurd and regrettable”. Nobody was deceived by the party’s action which also smacks of disrespect and bondage,”.