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Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by afroniger: 7:30pm On Jun 16
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/06/face-off-bode-george-should-shut-up-leave-pdp-jimi-agbaje/

JUNE 16, 2019 7:13 PM

By Dapo Akinrefon

THINGS seem to be falling apart in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State. Perhaps, this can be attributed to the party’s dismal performance in the last general elections. The party seems not to have gotten over it and it has led to the blame game among leaders of the party.

The latest crisis rocking the Lagos PDP is between its candidate in the governorship election, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, and a former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Chief Olabode George. The two are at each other’s throat over defection insinuations.

Though, there have been insinuations making the round that Agbaje had perfected plans to dump the PDP, he has since refuted the claims. While Agbaje accused George of insinuating his defection from the PDP, George described the former as failed governorship candidate.

Posts that Agbaje had joined APC have featured prominently on social media platforms such as WhatsApp and Facebook in the past few days. One of the posts sighted recently both on WhatsApp and Facebook read: “Lagos PDP finally emptied as Jimi Agbaje defects to APC”.

Mr. Felix Oboagwina, media aide to Agbaje, had denied reports that his principal had dumped the opposition party. Agbaje, through the aide, also accused the leadership of the party in Lagos of alleged plans to “give the dog a bad name and chase it away from the party.”

Oboagwina said that social media posts that Agbaje had left the PDP to join the All Progressives Congress, APC, were untrue. He said: “There is nothing like that, nothing like that at all. He is still in PDP; he has not defected.

“How can people say he has defected on social media? He is too big for that; he is in PDP.”

When asked if there were plans by his principal to dump the PDP for APC, he answered in the negative. While lampooning the a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP for insinuating that he has defected to the APC, Agbaje said: “People should please tell Bode George to shut up and leave PDP if he lacks any value to add to the party, instead of being a dog in the manger hampering the progress of the party in Lagos State.

“He should tell the world where he got the news being spreading round.

“These party leaders have 2023 in mind. The game-plan is simple: Give the dog a bad name and chase it away from the party. By 2023, this mudslinging will have scared off credible people from the party, which will leave the whole field to them to continue to operate.

“I am too big to sneak out of one party into another one. And the reality remains that I have not left PDP for any other party, least of all APC.”

Describing Agbaje’s outburst as shameful, Prince Uthman Shodipe, Special Adviser to George, said the PDP candidate has “bitten the hand that fed him.” George boasted that he gave Agbaje his first break in politics and a platform to actualize his political ambition.

The statement reads: “We have read with disgust an absolute report of idiocy that emanated from one Mr. Jimi Agbaje, who was a failed gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in last general elections in Lagos State, against the leader of the party in the state, Chief Olabode George.

“For the record, it is a public knowledge that Chief Bode George gave Agbaje his break in politics; he gave him the PDP platform without knowing him and also empowered him. It is sad and shameful that Agbaje has bitten the hand that fed him.

“Whether he has gone to APC or wherever, it is none of our business. We don’t know where he concocted this malady about Bode George saying that he has gone to APC.

“Bode George lifted him up in 2015 without knowing him; he secured the party’s ticket but his heart is not with the PDP.

“Bode George is a man of dignity and repute, he is a father of figure for the PDP not only in Lagos and South-West, but also across the nation.”



Agbaje’s imposition led to our defeat — Lagos PDP

Lagos PDP also mediated in the matter, but castigated Agbaje over his comments. The state Chairman of the party, Dr. Dominic Adegbola, threw up a new perspective on how the party lost the 2019 governorship election in Lagos. He also expressed shock over the Agbaje’s “abusive statement” on George.

Dominic said that Agbaje was never a party candidate for the election. According to him, Agbaje was not prepared to win the election. The party chair was also quick to note that their candidate was imposed on them. He accused a serving governor from the South-South and a former governor from the South-West of imposing Agbaje on the party.

Dominic said Agbaje sidelined the party structure. He said: “During the governorship primary, many of the party leaders didn’t want Jimi Agbaje because he only appeared at the party every four years, but with the interference from outside the state, he eventually emerged as the party candidate.”

“But I can sense it from Agbaje’s attitude before, during and after election that he was not prepared to win and the people of Lagos had deserted him.

“He is an unwillingly candidate, uninterested in winning, he did not carry any leader along and did not campaign, he only held town hall meetings which were not well attended. Even when we drew up campaign programmes, he refused to run with it.”

The party chairman also berated Agbaje’s outburst against George, saying, “I am shocked to read such statement from Agbaje but not very surprised because we are not expecting much from him.”

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by SLAP44: 7:33pm On Jun 16
I think Jimi Agbaje sold out , he must have taken a share from the bullion vans of Bourdillion road.

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by muykem: 7:38pm On Jun 16
When did things join together in Lagos PDP.

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by auntysimbiat(f): 7:46pm On Jun 16
Hmmm...
Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by Chiemela4sure(m): 8:16pm On Jun 16
Noted
Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by ainas247: 8:17pm On Jun 16
grin
Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by Jobac: 8:17pm On Jun 16
The enemies within are confused. May all the enemies of Yoruba people be confused!
Funra won naa o ma funra won logun je.

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by fikiman7000(m): 8:18pm On Jun 16
Confused idiots at their peak grin

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by nauto11: 8:19pm On Jun 16
They both failed to deliver PDP

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by ZombieTERROR: 8:19pm On Jun 16
Jimmy Agbaje is an APc mole


I don't know why the PDP still harbour him

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by Enugupikin: 8:20pm On Jun 16
SLAP44:
I think Jimi Agbaje sold out
is very obvious
Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by Ultimatezlant: 8:20pm On Jun 16
The

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by Enugupikin: 8:20pm On Jun 16
ZombieTERROR:
Jimmy Agbaje is an APc mole

I don't know why the PDP still harbour him
well said... jimi is a sale out
Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by ZombieTERROR: 8:21pm On Jun 16
Jobac:
The enemies within are confused. May all the enemies of Yoruba people be confused!
Funra won naa o ma funra won logun je.

Tinubu is the real enemy
Using the South west for selfish reasons

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by AkataYeriYeri: 8:21pm On Jun 16
I can’t laugh o.
The kind beating PDP go chop in 2023 ehn!

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by Chukwurah003: 8:23pm On Jun 16
PDP the party of criminals cum dreamers cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by rusher14: 8:24pm On Jun 16
They keep saying Agbaje sold out.

Did he pick himself?

Does PDP have any structure in Lagos?

Perhaps you think the movers and shakers are on Nairaland.

Likes and shares grin

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by Ultimatezlant: 8:24pm On Jun 16
ZombieTERROR:


Tinubu is the real enemy
Using the South west for selfish reasons
ok

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by Xisnin(m): 8:26pm On Jun 16
Jobac:
The enemies within are confused. May all the enemies of Yoruba people be confused!
Funra won naa o ma funra won logun je.
How old are you?
There is a difference between APC and Yoruba people.

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by blackboy(m): 8:26pm On Jun 16
Jimi I'm beginning to doubt your loyalty to the party. Anyhow 2023 you won't be the flag bearer of APC or PDP
Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by SLAP44: 8:27pm On Jun 16
ZombieTERROR:


Tinubu is the real enemy
Using the South west for selfish reasons

Exactly
Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by SLAP44: 8:28pm On Jun 16
Xisnin:

How old are you?
There is a difference between APC and Yoruba people.

Tell him

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by Fidelismaria(m): 8:29pm On Jun 16
They should both shut up

Useless entities

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by Bede2u(m): 8:29pm On Jun 16
AkataYeriYeri:
I can’t laugh o.
The kind beating PDP go chop in 2023 ehn!
pdp got 47% of sw votes even when atiku and obi be candidate plus apc rigging....relax and drink water

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by AkataYeriYeri: 8:33pm On Jun 16
Bede2u:
pdp got 47% of sw votes even when atiku and obi be candidate plus apc rigging....relax and drink water
Why are you panicking?
Just wait and see grin

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Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by Bede2u(m): 8:35pm On Jun 16
AkataYeriYeri:

Why are you panicking?
Just wait and see grin
lol...things will become clearer in 2022 wen pdp will pick a northerner and there will be realignment up north.

Dont panick yet bro
Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by IFeeLGreaTNess: 8:52pm On Jun 16
Politics
Re: Face-off: Bode George Should Shut Up, Leave PDP – Jimi Agbaje by Femeto: 8:58pm On Jun 16
Bode George the ex convict should shut up and retire. This is not the time for this. PDP should put their house in order.

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