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Who is the better candidate for Lagos 2015? APC’s Ambode or PDP’s Agbaje

The stage is set for the tussle to decide who occupies the Government House, Alausa, Ikeja as governor as from May 2015 as the two leading All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic (PDP) have selected their candidates.
Akinwunmi Ambode emerged the ruling APC’s flag bearer, while the PDP went for Olujimi Agbaje as its choice – making it a battle of two well-groomed professionals.
But who is more competent to occupy the Lagos hot seat? encomium.ng peeps into their bios…
Akinwunmi Ambode (APC)`
Olujimi Agbaje (PDP)
Born June 14, 1963 (51 years)
Born March 2, 1957 (57 years)
Accountant by training
Pharmacist by training
Married to Bolanle Patience Ambode (nee Odukomaiya) and blessed with twins.
Married to Abiola Agbaje (nee Bankole), a lawyer; they have three children.
Graduated from University of Lagos  at age of 21 in 1984
Graduated from University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife.
Christian
Christian
Fellow, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management
Fellow, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN); Fellow, West African Post Graduate College of Pharmacists (FPC Pharm.); Merit Award Winner (MAW), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (Lagos State).
Held many sensitive financial positions in the Lagos State government in a 27-year career in the Lagos State Civil Service; formerly the Accountant-General of Lagos State; former permanent secretary of the Ministry of Finance
Held various professional appointments which include National Chairman, Nigerian Association of General Practice Pharmacists (1990 – 1993), Chairman, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (Lagos State) 1994 – 1997, Chairman, 1994 National Conference Planning committee of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, National Secretary Nigerian Association of General Practice (1987-1990).
Chief Executive Officer of Brandsmiths Consulting Limited – a firm that specializes in public sector finance management.
Managing Director of Jaykay Pharmaceutical & Chemical Company Ltd. which manufactures and distributes pharmaceuticals across the country.

– MICHAEL NWOKIKE

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