The People Democratic Party
Governorship Candidate of Lagos state Jimi Agbaje has dumped the People
Democratic Party over an unresolved disagreement between him and the leadership
of the party in the state.
This contains in a statement made
available to newsmen in Lagos. Agbaje revealed that it is necessary for him to
leave this party after a series of allegations that arose after our party lost
the Governorship election in Lagos State.
” I have tried to remain focused and
ignored all the distractions coming from the leadership of the party. I am
making the decision after due consultation with my supporters and loved ones
for the sake of peace.
Mr Agbaje, however, did not give
details whether he will join another party.
The former Chairman of the people
Democratic Party in Lagos State, Chief Tunji Shelle, has accused Jimi Agbaje of
responsible for party poor performance in just concluded Governorship election
in Lagos State.
According to Shelle: “We have a
situation where somebody said he could work and achieve victory alone.
Meanwhile, he doesn’t know anything.
“Rather than show cooperation, he
was arguing and fighting people who could help him. Even when things were going
bad and help was to be rendered, he said he doesn’t need help.
“Well-meaning people intervened to
rally everybody together in Lagos. They called us to a meeting and asked us to
help him but he refused, saying he doesn’t need help. He became a lone ranger
and stand-alone person.
“Even when we were trying to
reinforce his campaign team, he told us point blank that he couldn’t work with
people he can’t control. He wants to be a master of all and subject everybody
in the party under his control which is not possible. You can’t control
everybody because PDP is not your private party.
“So, we decided to leave him to go
and do the job alone and at the end of the day, that is the result we got in
Lagos. That is the major reason why PDP failed in Lagos.
“If not for the sympathy votes we
got from people who are tired of APC and felt there is a need for leadership
change in Lagos state, we could have gotten lesser votes in the governorship
election. To be frank, our governorship candidate was our problem in Lagos
“He defeated the party and defeated
himself. The most unfortunate thing is that he doesn’t feel the pain of what he
has caused. Also, there was mismanagement of resources too because everybody
left him to his fate to do whatever pleases him”.