The Lagos State Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Kayode Salako, has resigned from his position and handed over the party structure in the state to Mrs. Dayo Ekong as the new chairman.
ABN TV reports that Salako resigned from his position following his appointment as the Special Adviser on Lagos Affairs and Liaison Operations to the National Chairman of the Party, Comrade Julius Abure.
Speaking during his handover on Tuesday, the outgoing chairman dismissed rumours that he was working for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
While describing himself as a sincere and honest party man, he said: “I can’t be a mole in a political party I am contesting.” I am so grateful that the Labour Party made me not an APC for the many many years I was with them.
When I wanted to go, the Labour Party said I couldn’t go, and they elevated me. I am a sincere human being. I don’t deceive, and I don’t cheat.
“It is where I am going that I am going.” I came to the party to see how it could be better for me.
“I cannot continue to run the affairs of the party because I am also one of the contestants.” I have to hand it over. This is the structure we have been building for months. “The greatest asset any politician can have is structure.”
On her part, the new chairman promised an all-inclusive administration, urging all members to support one another for the set goals of winning at the state level and also at the federal level.
“I want to assure you that the tenure will be an inclusive one and nobody will be sidelined.” Let us all sit down and drop our swords.
“Let us support each other so that we can achieve the set goal and end the political slavery in Lagos State.”
“I know that together we will do so in the name of Jesus. Victory is sure if we all come together in love and unity. Nobody will be left out, be it the support group or the TUC. To make an impact, you need to be able to bring everyone together. “I appeal to everyone that we work together.” She said.