A former chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Moshood Salvador, has emerged as the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos State.
The party unveiled Salvador following his defection on Wednesday.
Salvador, who led the Conscience Forum, switched to the Labour Party in Lagos and will officially join his new party.
Speaking at the event in Surulere area of the state, the ex-chairman of the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated that his interest in politics is for the welfare of the people, most especially his supporters.
On why he left the PDP earlier and the APC recently, he said the parties’ ideologies no longer aligned with his.
He thanked the leadership of his new party for accepting him and his supporters, adding “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 urged the supporters to get their Permanent Voters’ Card and make sure they vote for all Labour Party candidates including the presidential flag bearer, Peter Obi.