Tinubu not my sponsor – Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje

Governorship candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos in 2019, Jimi Agbaje, says he was not a mole of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the polls.

Mr Agbaje told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that all the allegations against him during the elections were ploys to ridicule him.

He spoke with NAN on the sidelines of the maiden Voice of Reason Goke Omisore Lecture, with the theme ‘Restructuring: Building a Knowledge-Based Society,’ held at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

“There were many things said. I was accused of being the opposition’s mole in the party, saying that it was Bola Tinubu that was sponsoring me,” Agbaje said.

“All those allegations were their own figment of imaginations because Tinubu that they are talking about, I had yet to meet him in the past six years, so where is that coming from?

“Also, it was said that I am the one supplying drugs to all the state hospitals in Lagos. If anybody says I am government contractor, such person should produce a proof.

“People can be accused of anything, and that is what politics is all about. I have said it, I am not a government contractor, either state or federal.”

The former governorship candidate also denied allegations that he tried to pitch the Yorubas against other tribes.

Agbaje said he had not decided to contest for the position again, adding that he was focused on being a politician.