Jimi Agbaje withdraws from PDP National Chairmanship race
A former governorship candidate in Lagos State who is one of the aspirants for the office of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Jimi Agbaje has withdrawn from the race.
Agbaje announced his withdrawal from his twitter handle.
He said he stepped down in order to give space to the number of aspirants from the South-west.
“With less than 24 hours to the convention, I have painfully decided to withdraw from the race hoping that others will join me in bringing down the number such that the South West can have a fighting chance.
“The support from serving and past governors, senators, members of the House of Representatives, women, youth and opinion leaders has been tremendous. While sincerely thanking them for their unflinching loyalty, I empathize with the great disappointment they must feel at this decision.
“I plead that we all put the overall interest of PDP first. I pledge my support to whoever emerges as the national chairman as determined at the national convention.
“Kindly take this letter as my formal notice of withdrawal from the race for National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party ” he said.
In a similar turnout, a former governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja, and an Ekiti State politician Olusegun Aderemi have both stepped down from the chairmanship race.
The duo, according to daily trust report pulled out to support a former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran.