Dabiraoluwa Adeyinka, chairman of the Social Democratic Party in Lagos, and many SDP’s state executive committee members have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The SDP chairperson, Dabiraoluwa Adeyinka, who led the defectors to the PDP, said that PDP governorship candidate Abdulazeez ‘Jandor’ Adediran and his running mate, Funke Akindele, attracted them because they were the “only credible alternative to the inept ruling APC” because of their leadership qualities.
Mr Adediran’s spokesman, Gbenga Ogunleye, made this announcement on Monday.
On February 25, Mr Adediran, the current governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Labour Party candidate Gbadebo Rhode-Vivour, and 15 others will vie for the office of governor.
Mr Adediran welcomed the delegation to his campaign office, where he remarked that the defectors had made a prudent choice at the appropriate time.
Mr Adediran also revealed that Ms Adeyinka would serve as his campaign council’s spokeswoman.
She joins the other spokespersons that the candidate for governor had already chosen.
Philip Aivoji, chairman of the PDP in Lagos, gave the group a flag and promised that “when the PDP forms the government on May 29, 2023, they will not experience any act of discrimination in the party.”
“We want to assure you that once you join the PDP, you have become a bonafide member and you are entitled to all rights and privileges enjoyed by those you met in the party. You are free to participate in party activities at the units, wards, local governments, and the state,” he said.