Following the build up to the election of the National Championship position of the People’s Democratic Party, aspirants from Lagos State have been at logger heads. This is coming after a faction of the party agreed to zone the position to the Lagos/Ogun States.
The duo Former chairman (southwest) of the party, Chief Bode George and the flag-bearer at the last gubernatorial election in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje have been on the battlefield, each trying to converse for possible votes in order to win the contest.
However, the former Nigeria Port Authority boss has alleged that forces outside the geopolitical zone are behind fueling the war between himself and Agbaje.
He said “Jimi Agbaje betrayed me. He is a complete disappointment. God will do to him what He does to betrayers who bite the fingers that fed them. He is an embodiment of betrayal!
“He is being sponsored by those outside the South West. Governor Wike is the ring leader. Fayose is aiding and abetting him but Fayose told us in Akure that he will never follow Wike again because Wike was the one who pushed him into supporting Sheriff where he got his fingers burnt.
He also said, “The entire South West including Gbenga Daniel, Prof Adeniran and Prof Adedoja have all endorsed me. South West had taken a unanimous decision but Wike wants to impose a candidate on all of us. Jimi Agbaje jettisoned Yoruba interest. He was dodging us all. He is a betrayer. I brought him up when he was completely hopeless and this is his true colours.
He further said, “I want Wike to know that South West didn’t interfere in the choice of South South, we will not allow him to choose our leader. This is a Zonal allocation.
“We are grateful to the Police for locking up the convention venue. They are the ones who saved the PDP on Wednesday, Otherwise, Wike and Co would have nailed the coffin of PDP yesterday,” he concluded.