Toll-free roads are always the dream of all drivers. And now in Nigeria, there’s a governorship candidate declaring he will pull down the Lekki Toll Gate to bring drivers fee-free passage if he gets elected. Here Naijauto.com summarized this for you.
Recently, Jimi Agbaje, a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship (PDP) in Lagos, made a vow to dismantle the Lekki Toll Gate as a part in his 2019 election campaign as describing the fee collection activity there is illegal.
Jimi Agbaje – the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party governorship in Lagos State
The PDP candidate emphasized that the toll gate are now under the management of Lagos State Government although it was constructed by a concessionaire. And the question why citizens were still compelled to pay road charges to pass always occupies his mind.
If Jimi Agbaje gets into power in 2019, there is no more Lekki Toll Gate
Agbaje also criticized the one-hour charge-free passage that his counterpart in All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu recently gave to all the motorists. He said:
Unfortunately, the toll gate is opaque because no one knows its financial records. So, asking people on your campaign trail and others to pass without paying for just one hour is absurd and regrettable.
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.
Therefore, yesterday’s drama by the governorship candidate of the APC is a farce. Nobody was deceived by the party’s action which also smacks of disrespect and bondage.
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