Agbaje disclaims quitting PDP, partisan politics

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Ime Akpan

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the March 9 governorship election in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje has denied reports of his rumoured resignation from the party.

It would be recalled that there were rumours late Tuesday up till Wednesday that Agbaje had dumped the PDP because of alleged irreconcilable differences with the state chapter of the party.

But Agbaje, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Modupe Ogunbayo, said he had not resigned his membership of the party.

“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,” said Agbaje.

Also reacting, the state secretary of the party, Mr. Muiz Dosumu, dismissed the politician’s rumoured resignation from the PDP and partisan politics.

“This is to disclaim the rumour going round, that our governorship candidate, Mr. Olujimi Agbaje, has left the PDP.

“This is an absolute fallacy and could only have happened in the imagination of the rumour peddler.

“Our great leader, Chief Olabode George, has embarked on serious peace initiative to foster unity in the Party.

“We cannot afford to start again as we usually do, battles after every election, till another one.

“Please help foster unity and peace in the party and not another war,” said Dosumu.

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