A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Hon. Moshood Salvador has formally been unveiled as the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos State as he formally moved to the party.
A one-time chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Salvador recalled that he defected to the APC for the benefit of his people.
However, he said since he moved, the ruling party has never been of any benefit to his people.
Salvador is the founder of a political group, the Conscience Forum with members spread across the 20 local governments.
Salvador’s group had raised issues about marginalisation in APC and the group even held parallel congresses during the party’s ward, local government and state congresses.
Speaking on why he dumped the ruling party for Labour, he said, “I moved to the APC from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because I decided that the main opposition party has never been ready to win elections in Lagos State.
“I had to move to the APC because of my people. APC didn’t allow my people to benefit from anybody so we moved to where my people can be recognized. The APC promised my people 100 jobs at the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Lagos Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) and Neighbourhood Watch.
“They also promised to give us Commissioner and Special Adviser positions and none were respected. They also sidelined my people from the ward, local government and state meetings,” he said.