A former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jimi Agbaje, has denied defecting to the All Progressives Congress.
Reports had emerged on social media stating that Agbaje had defected to APC to work for the emergence of Bola Tinubu as Nigeria’s president.
The report has been trending on Facebook and the instant messaging platform, WhatsApp, quoting him to have said he was dumping the opposition party to work for Tinubu.
Reacting, Agbaje denied defecting to APC on Wednesday.
When asked if he has defected, Agbaje replied, “Definitely not. No truth to the story.”
Agbaje’s denial came amid reports that he had left PDP for APC.
In a post that surfaced online, Agbaje was said to have called on youths to embrace APC in the country.
The post was accompanied by a picture with text reading, “Lagos 2023 elections: Jimi Agbaje joins APC …in support of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu”.
He has followed up with a post on his verified Twitter handle @jimiagbaje, writing, “Eyin ko lokan (it is not your turn) o. Nigerians Lokan. Jimi Agbade – PDP.”
Emilokan (It’s my turn) is the slogan used by supporters of Tinubu after it was popularised by the APC Presidential Candidate in his famous speech in Ogun State prior to the conduct of the presidential primaries.
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