Agbaje tours Alimosho, denies adoption of common opposition candidate - Trends and Politics


Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Agbaje tours Alimosho, denies adoption of common opposition candidate

Jimi Agbaje

Governorship Candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr.  Jimi Agbaje, has described as a mixture of blackmail and mischief the reports making the rounds that his party joined others to adopt a common flagbearer for Saturday's election. 
Agbaje spoke when he and his Running Mate, Mrs. Haleemat Oluwayemisi Busari, led their campaign team through Alimosho Local Government Area in their ongoing tour of the state.
He urged people to disregard the supposed adoption of a common flagbearer under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), saying, it only existed as a figment of the imagination of its evil sponsors.
My party PDP is a bona-fide entity in the CUPP and I can assure you that no such endorsement has taken place, and it is not even on the cards," Agbaje said. 
The umbrella opposition group, CUPP, purportedly adopted the Action Democratic Party (ADP) candidate, Mr. Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, as the sole candidate it would back against Babajide Sanwoolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC). 
"Those pushing this false and evil narrative and those who think they can benefit from it are Lilly-livered and Lilliputian contestants who lack any sense of decency," Agbaje said. "Everyone should be wary of the antics of these political desperadoes. These are political featherweights, lowly rated in this contest, and they will do anything to play the role of spoilers. "
The PDP flag-bearer expressed confidence about winning on Saturday.
We have always said that we are in this race to win; and we will win fair and square,” Agbaje said.
According to him, the source of the divisive information could only be APC feeling threatened by its dwindling popularity and facing imminent defeat at the Saturday governorship elections.
His words: “In the past, CUPP has proved a strong voice for decorum, decency and democracy, and the ruling party may just be disseminating that item of information in order to sow the seeds of discord and divide the ranks of a robust opposition.”
Wondering why anyone would sink to the level of sowing outright falsehood in the name of politics, Agbaje said, “I put a lot of premium on integrity, honesty and truth, and that has underscored the way we have run this campaign. Unfortunately, many politicians seem to believe that the end justifies the means and would do anything to push their selfish ambition, including sowing outright falsehood, disinformation and misinformation to the public.”
Agbaje and Busari came to a tumultuous welcome by excited members of the public, who defied the rain and swamped his long convoy of vehicles that wound through Iyana-Ipaja, Gowon Estate, Ipaja, Egbeda, Idimu, Ikotun and other areas of the state’s largest local government.
Thousands of party faithful, supporters and admirers defied the rain, and stood by the roadside to hail the duo of Agbaje and his Running Mate who climbed out of their vehicle to wave back at the cheering line of Lagosians.
It was a carnival-like atmosphere as party members handed out to the public gift items like pens, notebooks, bags, face-caps and hand-fans.

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