21st May, 2010
Governorship candidate of the Democratic Peopleâ€™s Alliance (DPA) in Lagos in the 2007 election, Jimi Agbaje, has debunked the rumour that he has defected to the Action Congress.
During an interview with P.M.NEWS yesterday, the pharmacist-cum-politician said since he moved to DPA from AC in 2006, he had never looked back.
Suspecting that the rumour may not be unconnected with his presence at a meeting of AC held in Lagos recently, Agbaje said he was there to represent the National Chairman of DPA, Chief Olu Falae, who then had a pressing family issue to attend to.
Says Agbaje: â€œIâ€™ve never defected to the Action Congress, the rumour is unfounded and baseless. I am still very much a member of the Democratic Peopleâ€™s Alliance.â€
He revealed that the Action Congress invited Falae to its meeting then because there was a serious discussion among the progressive to form a common platform to battle the Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011.
Agbaje also used the opportunity to commend Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, for his performance since he assumed office three years ago.
â€œTo me, Fashola has made progress in Lagos because he has fulfilled some of the electoral promises he made before he was elected, but he needs to do more,â€ he stated.