The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9 election in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje has denied dumping the party.
Agbaje in a statement on Wednesday issued by his Director of Media and Publicity, Felix Oboagwina said the rumours of his resignation from the party was the handiwork of mischief-makers who are bent on stoking crisis within the party.
“I have never discussed with anyone any plan to dump PDP, neither has such a prospect crossed my mind. There is no reason for it. It is uncalled for,” he said.
“For a party that has twice accorded me the honour of running on its platform, I should be regarded as uncharitable to say I am abandoning PDP now.”
Agbaje said some leaders of the party in the state worked against his candidature but he still remains committed to the party.
He said, “It is an open secret that a few party leaders took a position not to support my candidature after my victory in the party primary election. Their song was, ‘Vote Atiku in and forget Jimi Agbaje.
“Those party leaders who stood on the sidelines or worked against the party in the elections should not be fooled that the loss at the elections was as a result of their negative actions. They should not arrogate to themselves the powers they do not have. The elections were lost due to the intimidation of people which in turn led to voter apathy such that Lagos recorded the lowest percentage turnout in the country.”