Abiola’s widow, Dupe Onitiri who is also the governorship candidate of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), has denied stepping down for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the April 11 governorship election, Mr Jimi Agbaje.
Mrs Abiola’s denial was contained in a statement issued by her Special Adviser, Mr Kunle Babarinde. The statement reads:
“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 acknowledge 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”, he said.