By Monsuru Olowoopejo
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Lagos Governorship Candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje’s campaign organization, has urged residents to disregard claim that Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP has endorsed Action Democratic Party, ADP candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi for the Governorship election in the state.
Jimi Agbaje Support Group added that the ADP Candidate had allegedly made several overtures to the PDP and him, seeking to be adopted as consensus candidate for both parties.
In a statement signed yesterday by Mr. Benson Babajide for the group, said that the claim became next strategy after efforts to allegedly ensure he becomes PDP and ADP consensus candidate failed.
According to the statement, the claim by the ADP candidate lacks an iota of truth and should be disregard.
“The voting public is hereby notified that the purported news is false, untrue, misleading, mischievous and a figment of the imagination of those sponsoring it.”
Babajide added that whilst Gbadamosi and his team were allegedly seeking partnerships in a bid to take advantage of the presence of the PDP network in Lagos and make use of the party’s agents, the PDP candidate forged ahead with his freedom campaign across the state.
“The Jimi Agbaje Support Group states that the intention is laced with propaganda and deliberately timed for release in the closing moments of the Governorship campaigns.
“We are by this statement notifying the public that Jimi Agbaje of the PDP remains the candidate of the party and is in no form of alliance or talks with Gbadamosi and ADP.
“Whilst not holding brief, the CUPP will NOT be used to promote the desperation of any selfish candidate,” the statement read.
It argued that to show the alleged shenanigan, no name was quoted in the statement, saying, the CUPP is a duly recognised body and will not issue statements without it being duly signed off.
“Voters are advised not to fall for this dummy intended to sway votes in his favour.
“Gbadamosi is also advised not to allow himself to be duped by desperate political merchants as there is no CUPP arrangement in Lagos but only in Abuja for the presidential race,” the statement read.