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Why i abandoned PDP for APC - Lagos state PDP Chairman, Moshood Salvador



Moshood Salvador, Lagos state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has explained why he defected to All Progressive Congress, (APC)

Salvador made known his defection on Monday while addressing his supporters in Lagos.

He explained that he dumped PDP because all his efforts to move the party in the state forward had been frustrated by some senior chiefs in the party.

He also accused a former deputy national of the partym Chief Olabode George, of working against the progress of the party in the state.

He explained that he is tired of labouring in vain, adding that national leadership of the party had never been supportive.

“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.

The ex PDP chairman said he had since handed over the PDP structure to his deputy who would continue the affairs of the party.

He said his exit meant that the PDP was dead in Lagos as he was moving with about 15,000 supporters, including party executive members at council and ward levels.

Salvador defended that he was innocent in the murder case of Aborishade, saying all the things said about his involvement were all lies.

He said he would stage a “show of strength” rally on Monday to show his former party that he was going to the APC with thousands of his followers.

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