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Labour Party Officially Receives Salvador, Unveils Him As Lagos Guber Candidate



‘APC not rewarding, PDP unwilling to win’
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Moshood Salvador, has been officially received by the Labour Party after he dumped the ruling party.
Salvador, a former member of the House of Representatives and ex-Lagos State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was also unveiled as the Labour Party governorship candidate for March 11, 2023 election.
He is expected to contest the gubernatorial poll against the incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governorship candidate of the APC and Mr Olajide Adediran of the PDP.
Salvador had earlier announced that he had collapsed his political group, Conscience Forum, into the Labour Party in Lagos and will officially join his new party.
Speaking during his official defection to Labour Party at an event, held on Wednesday at the Salvador Towers, Surulere in Lagos, the former APC chieftain spoke passionately on his plan for Lagos State.
The event was attended by both national and state stakeholders in the Labour Party, as well as hundreds of Salvador’s supporters, followers and political associates.
Speaking at the event, the ex-chairman of Lagos State PDP stated that his interest in politics is for the welfare of the people, most especially his supporters.
Stating why he left the PDP earlier and the APC recently, he said the parties’ ideologies no longer align with his belief.
On APC, he decried the inhumane attitudes melted on his supporters, noting that the promises made to his supporters before they joined the ruling party were deliberately ignored, with certain caucuses in the party trying to lock out his supporters from key gatherings and opportunities.
Giving his reason for leaving the PDP, Salvador, who described the party as a toothless bulldog said its members are not willing to win any election in the state but convenient at the level of opposition.
“PDP has never been ready to win an election in Lagos State, they have never been interested. And nobody, as the Yoruba says, will love to continue to shed his maize at the back of a calabash. We were mobilising, doing what would make them win because they were not interested, their cantankerous leaders scuttled everything. I am a man of success, a man of victory and that is why I am winning in my personal businesses,” he stated.
Furthermore, he said, “I was trying to warehouse all my members in the APC and APC did not accept them. Once you refuse to recognise my people, then I have to look elsewhere. APC gave us 22 promises before we joined them and they failed in all the promises. That was why we put our heads together and decided to leave the party to a place where we are accepted and respected.”
He thanked the leadership of his new party for accepting him and his supporters and continued that “we are no more in APC but in the Labour Party.”
Welcoming Salvador, the Deputy National Chairman of Labour Party, Lamidi Apapa, expressed gladness that the former APC chieftain decided to use their platform to serve Lagosians.
“He is not a poor man but because of his love for his people, he decided to go further (in politics). I welcome Alhaji Moshood Salvador and his teeming supporters to the Labour Party and I want to assure you that our party will make Lagos progress again,” he said.
Apapa urged the Lagos residents and his party’s supporters to get their Permanent Voters Cards and vote for all Labour Party candidates including the presidential flag bearer, Peter Obi, during the 2023 general elections.
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