Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the just concluded elections in Lagos state has broken his silence regarding speculations he has dumped the party.
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.
However, this week, speculations have been rife on social media that Agbaje might have dumped the PDP and had yet to make known his next political move.
However, Agbaje’s spokesperson, Modupe Ogunbayo, while reacting in a statement on Wednesday, denied that Agabje has dumped the PDP.
Ogunbayo said his principal was still a card-carrying member of the PDP and had not resigned his membership.
He added that Agbaje is 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.”