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The 'Agbero' System Is The Reason Why APC Failed To Solve Traffic Problems In Lagos- Segun Adebanjo

As Lagosians look forward to the much-anticipated Governorship and State House of Assembly elections scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 11, 2023, renowned lawyer and Labour Party chieftain, Segun Adebanjo has come out to explain why he thinks the APC's failure in dealing effectively with the transportation challenges in the state could be a deliberate attempt to sustain the infamous 'agbero' system for political gain.

Speaking during an interview on PLUS TV's 'Plus Politics' program a few hours ago, Adebanjo, who is the Director-General of the Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Governorship Campaign Council, opined that the monies being generated by touts who extort bus drivers plying the roads every day may be the reason why the APC has deliberately failed to properly expand and execute other effective means of transportation that would, in turn, solve the horrific traffic situation Lagos residents are forced to go through daily.

He said; "Gbadebo wants to be known as the governor that solves traffic problems once and for all in Lagos and people can hold him to that. He wants to build 4 rail lines in four years, which is the same kilometer of rail lines that the federal government has built in the same amount of time, I think that's about 169 kilometers that were built with the same amount of money that the APC in Lagos used to build just 12 kilometers. And that's a project that has been on for more than 16 years. And we have allowed it because we are used to mediocrity.

Other countries like Ethiopia and Egypt have done it. The idea here is to build all the rail lines at once and not in pieces meals. The APC government in Lagos wouldn't do it not because it can't be done, but because it is wedded in the current 'Agbero' system where they tax Lagosians and transporters, built a mafia on top of that and then used the revenue to fund their politics and recruit thugs to keep them in power. So their vested interest is in not providing Lagosians with good transport systems."

SOURCE: YouTube (Forward video to 11:21).

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