Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, who is also one of the aspirants for the position of national chairman of the party, has decried the decision taken by the South-West PDP shutting him and two others out of the race, saying the party should have ensure a level-playing field and also learned from its immediate past history by not engaging in impunity.
The two others that were excluded from participating in the chairmanship race in the coming December 9, 2017 PDP National Convention are former Oyo State governor, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja and his Ogun counterpart, Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
Agbaje in his reaction said this was a democracy and, therefore, party members should be allowed the right to decide who should be their next chairman and not for anybody or group to hijack the process for whatever reasons.
The PDP chairmanship aspirant, who spoke through his Director, Media and Publicity, Mr. Felix Oboagwina, said: “This is democracy and people should have the right to elect who should be their national chairman and not for anybody to hijack the process for whatever purported reasons.”
“PDP should have learned lesson from its past mistakes and shun anti-democratic tendencies and not engage in any form of impunity,” Agbaja warned.