- The Lagos chapter of the PDP had described the defection of its chairman, Moshood Salvador, to the APC, as good riddance
- Salvador said he could no longer labour in vain, hence his defection to the APC with his supporters
- The party, however, said it is better off without its former chairman
The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the Monday, August 27 defection of its chairman, Moshood Salvador, to the All Progressives Congress (APC), as good riddance.
Salvador defected to the APC with his supporters on account that his efforts to reposition PDP in the state were frustrated by some elders of the party, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that he said he left the PDP because the party abandoned him when he was detained in connection with the murder of Adeniyi Aborishade on July 21.
Salvador, along with 10 others, were charged with conspiracy and murder. The suspects were arraigned in a Yaba chief magistrate’s court and remanded in prison.
Aborishade, a PDP member, was murdered during the party’s “Visitation Meeting,” that held at Igboseku village, Eti-Osa local government area.
An Ikeja high court, however, dismissed the murder charge filed against Salvador based on legal advice from the Lagos state Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The former PDP chairman said he could no longer labour in vain, hence his defection to the APC with his supporters.
Reacting, the state publicity secretary of PDP, Taofik Gani, said in a statement on Tuesday, August 28, in Lagos, that the party was better without its former chairman. He said that Salvador was being economical with the truth by claiming he left the party because of Chief Olabode George, a leader of the party.
Gani said George was actually his benefactor as he facilitated his becoming the state chairman and stood by him during the factional feud in the state chapter.
He said that Salvador was not a team player, adding that the party was never demoralised by his exit.
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Moshood Salvador, announced that he had defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with many other members.
Salvador spoke in Lagos at a press conference, where he also gave a figure of 15,000 members of the PDP joining the APC.
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