Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State in the March 9 election, Jimi Agbaje, has reacted to rumours of him dumping the party.
Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, had heightened the rumours when he tweeted on Wednesday morning that Mr Agbaje had left the PDP, only to tweet again that the PDP candidate had called to say he was staying put.
Agbaje lost the governorship election to Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement, however, on Wednesday by Agbaje’s spokesperson, Modupe Ogunbayo, the PDP candidate said he had not resigned his membership.
“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,” the statement read.