Jimi Agbaje Joins PDP Chairmanship Race, Visits Fayose
Lagos State Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 election, Jimi Agbaje has joined the party’s National Chairmanship race.
Declaring his interest for the position when he visited the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, the trained pharmacist said he is the best man for the PDP job.
Agbaje was the front-runner in the August 2016 convention, however, a court ruling secured by former party Chairman, Ali Modu-Sheriff, hindered the convention from proceeding with the elections.
Agbaje said he decided to visit Fayose because it will be inappropriate for the governor who is the only PDP governor from the South West to “get to know about my aspiration in the media, hence, my decision to come here and tell you formally.”
While describing himself as “the best man for the job,” Agbaje said; “If not for what happened at the August last year’s convention, I would have clinched the chairmanship position then and I am confident that I will emerge as the chairman this time around.”
On his part, Fayose said chairmanship aspirants from the zone must come together and present a single candidate for the position. “It won’t be in the collective interest of the Southwest zone to present six aspirants at the convention as we presently have.”
“Chairmanship aspirants from the Southwest must come together and allow one person to fly the flag,” Fayose said. “It will be like crashing before take-off if we take six aspirants to the convention.”