Jimi Lawal Denies Defection, Dapo Abiodun’s Endorsement

The attention of the Jimi Adebisi Lawal Campaign Organization (JALCO) has been drawn to a fabricated news item that Jimi Adebisi Lawal has either joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) and/or endorsed the re-election bid of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state.

A statement issued on Monday by Austin Oniyokor, the Project Director, Jimi Adebisi Lawal Campaign Organization (JALCO), quoted Lawal as saying, “It is important that we set the records straight in respect of the above.

“It is not only mischievous but unimaginable that Otunba Jimi Adebisi Lawal will at this stage abandon his aspiration and much cherished goal of turning the fortune of Ogun state around positively.

“It is inconceivable that he will disappoint his numerous supporters, well-wishers and the good people of Ogun state who believe in his leadership qualities and aspiration to govern the state.

“More than ever, he remains committed to replicating his widely acknowledged skills and experience of good governance in the Gateway state.

“We therefore appeal to our teeming, enthusiastic supporters and the expectant electorate to keep hope alive.

“We have a pending appeal in the Supreme Court and could therefore not have abandoned it to endorse another party’s candidate!

“Those who did so were on a frolic of their own in search of pecuniary gains. We were neither consulted nor was our approval sought.

“Finally, good governance is a must in Ogun state. Given the opportunity, Otunba Jimi Adebisi Lawal will fill the vacuum of abandonment and misplaced priorities in governance.”

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