Olukayode Ezekiel Salako, the Lagos State Labour Party Chairman.
Story by Dili Utomi.
The chairman of the Lagos State branch of the Labour Party, Mr. Olukayode Ezekiel Salako has debunked the rumours making the rounds that he has left the party to rejoin the All Progressive Congress party that he left to join the Labour Party a few months ago. In a press release that was issued today by the chairman, he detailed that he cannot go back to the party that he has just left effectively saying that he cannot go back to his vomit.
The full text of the release reads.
Dear OBI-dent Nigerians,
Few days ago, I was in Abuja to attend the 2-day national leaders/stakeholders retreat of my party, the Labour Party.
Just this last week, to be precise.
I came back on Friday, September 16, to preside over the meeting of the State Working Committee (SWC) of my party in the state.
We were in the meeting for almost 7 hours. We couldn’t finish treating all the issues on the agenda on that day after 8pm in the evening. We extended the meeting to Saturday.
I still presided over that of Saturday for about another 5 hours.
On Sunday, I went to attend the meeting of the elders/leaders advisory council of the party, which I gave approval to for its running, since I became the chairman of the party in the state.
On Monday, September 20, 2022, which is this morning, I will be in a meeting with the Lagos State commissioner of police on his invitation.
After the meeting, I will be accompanying HE, Peter Gregory Obi to a programme he is having around Lekki here in Lagos.
But, the news of my defection to APC has been flying around since the same Friday morning from social media propagandists, enemies of the outstanding progress I am achieving for my party in the state right now.
How would I have defected, and still be running the Labour Party system in the state.
That is not true, and can never be true.
Olukayode Salako is a flowing river. When I am operating in a place, I operate committedly and with all sincerity of purpose there, and don’t ever look back.
Those who know me, they know me for who I am.
I am not a mole to Tinubu system in the Labour Party, and can never be.
Bola Tinubu and the APC system anywhere know that in their conscience of conscience that I am not a mole and can never be.
I have left that party, just like many Nigerians, who now find my party very attractive, and have been coming to join the party in droves.
As I speak, over 60% of the members of the Labour Party also came in from different political platforms, the same way I came.
If nobody is accusing anybody else of being a mole to anybody, then Salako too should be spared of all these distractive tendencies.
HE. Peter Obi also recently came to Labour party around the same time I also came. And many others like that.
I reiterate, I am not a mole to anybody in the Labour Party, and can never be.
I don’t operate politically with such kind of a shameless and undignifying character.
God has made me a king in the Lagos Labour party system already, as the chairman of the party. What then would I still be looking for in a place where I voluntary left out of my own volition?!
What else would I still be looking for in a Tinubu political system after 22 years that I operated there without finding fulfillment.
They said I have left Labour Party to go back to APC.
To leave as a king in Labour Party to go and become what in APC?!
Never! Can that ever be from Olukayode Salako!
I am a man of dignity and integrity.
I am a man of strong character. I don’t eve operate like that.
My mission as the chairman of Labour Party in Lagos State is to make my party the next ruling party in the state.
How can I be operating with that kind of a mission, and still be working as a mole for Tinubu or APC?
Do they ever tally?
I am not a mole to Tinubu, or any presidential candidate whatsoever in the coming presidential election in Nigeria.
It is not in the nature and character of my DNA to operate like that.
I am still the chairman of Labour party in Lagos State and I am ever consistently OBI-DIENTLY Labour. He concluded.
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