CHAIRMAN of the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Moshood Salvador has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In an address to some party members yesterday in Lagos, the former Lagos PDP chieftain maintained that Chief Olabode George was the problem of the party and had done everything possible to undermine the progress of the party in the state.
“When you have people or leadership that cannot give you encouragement to carry out your vision, you take it to another place where it will be appreciated. I am not happy that I am abandoning what I laboured for, but I have to move on with my supporters because I cannot continue to labour in vain.
Today, the chairman of PDP Board of Trustees called me on the defection and I told him to allow me consult with my people before feedback. The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus also called me for the first time since my travails.
“He never called since I was put in jail on a cooked up murder charge; he called me today to ask why I want to defect. And I told him it is not possible for me to be in the same party with Bode George because he undermined all my efforts to reposition the party. He was doing all these things and the national leadership was allowing him, saying he is an elder. Bode George also cooked up things to put me in jail in the murder case of late Aborishade. Enough is enough. I am leaving the party with my supporters and I am taking them to APC where they would be recognised and appreciated” he said”.
He said no few than 15,000 party members would move with him to the APC.