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Thursday, 19 October 2017

JUST IN: Agbaje joins PDP chair race, visits Fayose

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the 2015 governorship election in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has expressed his interest to contest the National Chairmanship position of the leading opposition party.


Declaring his interest for the plum job when he visited the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, the trained pharmacist said he is the best man for the PDP job.
Agbaje said he came to the governor to formally inform the governor of his decision to run for the PDP national chairmanship position.

He said: “As the only PDP governor from the Southwest, I have come to formally inform Your Excellency that I will be seeking election as the National Chairman of our great party, the PDP.
“I am of the opinion that it will be inappropriate for you to get to know about my aspiration in the media, hence, my decision to come here and tell you formally,” Agbaje said.
While describing himself as “the best man for the job,” Mr Agbaje said; “If not for what happened at the August last year’s convention,
I would have clinched the chairmanship position then and I am confident that I will emerge as the chairman this time around.”
Governor Fayose, who received Agbaje in Lagos, said “chairmanship aspirants from the Southwest must come together and allow one person
to fly the flag. It will be like crashing before take-off if we take six aspirants to the convention.”

According to a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, Governor Fayose urged Mr Agbaje to pursue his aspiration with decorum and make sure that the PDP and Nigeria remained the major reasons for the aspiration and not personal interests, adding that; “A situation where we have aspirants that already have president aspirants will not augur well for the party.”
The governor said; “We held a meeting with other chairmanship aspirants on Monday, and it is expected that a follow up meeting will
be held very soon. I urge you (Jimi Agbaje) to attend the meeting so that we can forge a common front together. This is because the
Southwest zone cannot go to the convention with more than five aspirants as we now have and expect to win.

“Most importantly, as the only PDP governor in the Southwest, I cannot be going round with all of you (aspirants) to solicit for support.”



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