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PDP chair: Bode George asks Agbaje to step down for him

15 August 2016, 14:23

Lagos - Two chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Bode George and the party's governorship candidate in the 2015 election, Jimi Agbaje, are currently at loggerheads over the national chairmanship contest of the party, reports Punch.

Agbaje said he is very disappointed with the insistence of Agbaje not to step down for him for the position.

George, who supported Agbaje during the governorship election, said he expected that Agbaje would do the same for him on his ambition to become the next chairman of the PDP.

Also read: PDP chairmanship: Jimi Agbaje picks nomination form

He stated that the support he gave to Agbaje during the governorship election was one of the causes of the crisis in the Lagos State chapter of the PDP.

Responding to George's outburst, Agbaje said he was not a betrayer as being claimed by George.

He said he never aspired for the position but was drafted by stakeholders, who felt they needed someone who would not have to deal with a reputation crisis.

News 24 had reported that the party leaders decided to settle for Agbaje due to the respect he commands in the society and the absence of corruption cases hanging over his head, which the field of other PDP contestants do not possess.

Agbaje said he still respect George and does not see the contest as a do or die.

- News 24


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