The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, in March 9 governorship election in Lagos state, Jimi Agbaje, has denied dumping the party as speculated in some quarters.
Naija News reports that rumours emerged on Tuesday night, suggesting that Agbaje, who lost the governorship election to Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party had dumped the PDP.
However, reacting to the speculation in a statement issued by Modupe Ogunbayo, his spokesperson, Agbaje said he was still a card-carrying member of the PDP and he has not resigned his membership.
Agbaje noted in the statement that he was committed to the PDP which he believes is the best party that will address the yearnings of Nigerians.
The statement reads: “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,” it added.