The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 9 gubernatorial election in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje, has officially reacted to rumours that he has quit the party.
In a Thursday statement signed by his spokesperson, Modupe Ogunbayo, the governorship candidate said he remained a “card-carrying member of the PDP”.
Agbaje had allegedly quit the party over disagreements with some party leaders in the state.
However, he attributed the “ongoing propaganda and disinformation machinery” to the activities of his foes who are out to discredit him.
The statement read, “In the past 24 hours, Mr Olujimi Kolawole Agbaje, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples 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 Nigerians.
“The falsehood 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.”