The governorship candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party in Lagos State in the March gubernatorial elections, Mr Jimi Agbaje, has denied media reports that he has left his party.
The denial follows speculations, Wednesday, that Mr. Agbaje might have dumped the PDP and had yet to make known his next political move after the heavy loss suffered in the elections.
But in a swift reaction, Agbaje’s spokesperson, Modupe Ogunbayo, in a statement made available to The PUNCH, said his principal was still a card-carrying member of the PDP and had not resigned his membership.
He said Agbaje was committed to the PDP which he believes is the best party that will address the yearnings of Nigerians.
The statement read, “In the past 24 hours, Mr. Olujimi Kolawole Agbaje, the gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the recently-concluded 2019 election in Lagos state, has received uncountable calls and messages from numerous friends, teeming political associates within PDP and countless members of his supporters, that he has resigned from the PDP.
“Mr. Olujimi Kolawole Agbaje is still a card-carrying member of the PDP. He remains committed to the broad-based party, which he remains absolutely certain, has the best antidote to the yearnings and aspirations of the Nigerian peoples.
“It is another chunk from the ongoing propaganda and disinformation machinery of his foes. Mr. Olujimi Kolawole Agbaje urges all to treat the rumour with the disdain it wisely deserves.”
Mr. Agbaje had emerged distant second in the March 2 governorship election, trailing the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who was declared winner and governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission.