A former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, has expressed shock over the news of his alleged defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Agbaje was reacting to a social media post which claimed that he had joined the APC to support the ambition of the Presidential candidate of the ruling party, Bola Tinubu.
In a post that also went viral on various social media platforms, Jimi Agbaje was alleged to have called on youths and old to embrace the APC in the country.
Titled ‘Awalokan 2023,’ a text shared along with the picture read, “I’m fully back in APC to join our South-West leaders as well as progressive Family and friends in Lagos State.
“The Awalokan 2023 is a project that both young and old in all the nooks and crannies of the Southwest should be embraced.
“On this note, I sincerely join APC from the major opposition party to add my strength.
“I believe It’s time to support and also appreciate Senator Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the forthcoming Presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.”
In an earlier report, the PDP chieftain had denied joining the APC to back the presidential ambition of the former Governor of Lagos State.
During an appearance on Channels Television on Wednesday, Agbaje said he remains a chieftain of the PDP and has no intention of joining the APC.
He said: “I think it is one of the downsides of social media where mischief makers can just throw up anything and it is out there. There is no truth whatsoever in it, I remain in the PDP. So this is smoke without fire.
“I woke up this morning to read the news just like anybody. Normally they say there is no smoke without fire, but I think this is a case of where there is smoke, there is no fire because there is no fire in the first place.”
This article was originally published on Naija News