Ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election, the candidate of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) in Lagos State, Dupe Onitiri Abiola, has denied rumors making the rounds that she stepped down for her Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, rival, Mr. Jimi Agbaje.
The denial was contained in a statement Thursday by her Special Adviser, Mr Kunle Babarinde.
“This is to call the attention of the general public and the good people of Lagos to a false claim being peddled by Dr Fredrick Fasheun that the gubernatorial candidate of UPN, Chief (Mrs) Dupe Onitiri Abiola has stepped down for PDP gubernatorial candidate, Mr Jimi Agbaje.
“We aknowledge this false claim by Dr Fasheun as misleading and unworthy of an elder state man. We hereby call on the good people of Lagos state to ignore the false claim by this man who has lost his integrity and being pushed by millions of naira he allegedly collected from the PDP”, Babarinde said.
Chief (Mrs) Dupe Onitiri Abiola, who is a widow of Late Chief MKO Abiola, called on Lagos State residents to come out on April 11 and vote for UPN for a true and better life.