By Olawale Abdul-fatah
The former gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje, has debunked claims that he had dumped the party over lack of support.
Agbaje’s rebuttal on Wednesday came hours after news filtered in that he has dumped the party to join the All Progressives Congress, APC.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Modupe Ogunbayo, stressed that he remains a member of the PDP.
According to her, “In the past 24 hours, Mr. Olujimi Agbaje, the governorship candidate of the PDP) 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.
“It is another chunk from the ongoing propaganda and disinformation machinery of his foes. Agbaje urges all to treat the rumour with the disdain it wisely deserves,” she said.
Also, PDP publicity Secretary in Lagos, Taofik Gani, debunked the claim, saying, it is not true.
Also, former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, disclosed the conversation he had with the governorship candidate, describing the report of his decamp as fake news.
Fani-Kayode, in a statement on his official twitter handle, also disclosed that Ogun former governor, Gbenga Daniel, told him that he has not join APC.
“I just received a call from my brother Jimi Agbaje.He assured me that he has not left PDP and that the media reports were false. My brother Gbenga Daniel also reached me and assured me that though he has left PDP he has not joined APC. Thank you Jesus!”