The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the 2019 elections in Lagos, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has again denied reports claiming that he has dumped the PDP.
Former national vice chairman of the PDP Chief Olabode George had alleged that Agbaje appears to have joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He also claimed that Agbaje failed in the last election because ‘he thinks he knows it all’, adding that it was Lagos people that worked against him.
But reacting through his media aide Mr Felix Oboagwina, he dismissed the social media reports as untrue, saying Agbaje was still very much in the PDP and added that there was no way he could have joined the APC on social media.
“There is nothing like that, nothing like that at all. He is still in PDP; he has not defected. How can people say he has defected on social media? He is too big for that; he is in PDP,” Oboagwina said and stated that he would not join the APC.
Before, Agbaje had soon after the March 9 governorship election denied dumping the opposition party for the ruling APC, saying the rumour was the handiwork of people he called mischief makers and vowed not to leave the party.
“I will remain in PDP despite the campaign of calumny being waged against me in the media by a few elders.
“For a party that has twice accorded me the honour of running on its platform, it should be regarded as uncharitable to say I am abandoning the party, “ he had said.
Agbaje also dismissed the allegation of mismanagement of campaign funds by some party elders, saying he spent the money according to directives from the national secretariat.
Lagos PDP has been enmeshed in leadership crisis lately, giving room for all kinds of speculations and leading to some defections (NAN).