Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:26 am
Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has labelled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos state, Jimi Agbaje as dishonest for claiming they agreed over the excess votes during their party’s governorship primary.
Obanikoro had described the whole governorship primary election as a sham after the total number of votes cast, 863, was higher than the total number of accredited delegates, 806.
Reacting to Agbaje’s bid to play down the ‘sham’ by their party, Obanikoro wrote on Twitter today: “Jimi Agbaje should not in desperation defend Monday’s immoral and unethical show of shame, further tarnish his reputation.”
He then followed that with this. “The claim by Agbaje that we were in agreement over the excess votes is dishonest and unbecoming of a man who wants to be Lagos governor.”
“For the records, there was never any agreement between me or any aspirant or anyone whosoever to accommodate any excess votes,” he tweeted.
“If at all there was any agreement, it was an agreement between Bode George and Jimi Agbaje to compromise the outcome of the primaries!”
Agbaje, in an interview in Abuja promised to break the stranglehold of the APC in the state by winning the governorship election.
Agbaje lamented that the people of Lagos were suffering in the hands of the APC-led government, which he said, was due to be changed.