Why I resigned as LP chairman says Salako
Lagos state Labour Party (LP) Chairman, Kayode Salako, said he resigned as the party’s leader to focus on his election as the party’s candidate for the House of Representatives seat in Oshodi-Isolo Constituency 1.
Salako disclosed this during a chat with Channels Television on Wednesday.
“I am the candidate of the party for the House of Representatives seat in Oshodi-Isolo Constituency 1. The election is about 40 days’ time and I need to concentrate to face the challenges,” Salako said
The former LP chieftain gave up his position, yesterday, to the state’s Deputy Women Leader of the party, Dayo Ekong.
Salako stated that his decision was based on the directive of the national leader of the party, Julius Abure.
Salako added that Abure told him to nominate his replacement as chairman, and he (Salako) picked Ekong because of her doggedness and selflessness in the affairs of the party in Lagos.
On her part, Ekong said she would ensure everyone in the party is carried along to ensure the party wins next month’s polls from the Presidency to the state House of Assembly in Lagos.