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JUST IN: Jimi Agbaje denies defection to APC



A former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jimi Agbaje, has denied defecting to the All Progressives Congress..

There had been posts on social media indicating that Agbaje had defected to APC to work for the emergence of Bola Tinubu as Nigeria’s president.

But Agbaje denied defecting in a chat with The PUNCH on Wednesday.

When asked if he has defected, Agbaje replied, “Definitely not. No truth to the story.”

Agbaje’s denial came amid reports that he had left PDP for APC.

In a post that surfaced online, Agbaje was said to have called on youths to embrace APC in the country.

The post was accompanied by a picture with text reading, “Lagos 2023 elections: Jimi Agbaje joins APC …in support of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu”.

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.”

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