The Lagos State Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the March 2019 election, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has denied reports that he has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos Wednesday, Agbaje’s media aide, Mr. Felix Oboagwina, said that social media posts that Agbaje had left the PDP to join the APC were untrue.
NAN reported that the posts that Agbaje had joined APC have featured prominently on social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook in the past few days.
One of the posts sighted on WhatsApp and Facebook on Wednesday read “Lagos PDP finally emptied as Jimi Agbaje defects to APC’’.
Reacting, Oboagwina described the reports as fake news, saying they were figments of the imaginations of the authors.
He said that Agbaje was still very much in PDP and that there was no way he could have joined APC on social media.
“There is nothing like that, nothing like that at all. He is still in PDP; he has not defected.
“How can people say he has defected on social media? He is too big for that; he is in PDP,” Oboagwina said.
When asked if there were plans by his principal to dump the PDP for APC, he answered in the negative.