Rhodes-Vivour Betrayed Me After Getting Ticket – Former Lagos LP Chairman, Salako.
Olukayode Salako, the former Chairman of the Labour Party (LP) in Lagos State, has spoken out about the circumstances that led to the defeat of the party’s governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour. Salako said he was forced to step aside as chairman of the party after members of the party accused him of being a mole for the All Progressives Congress (APC) and that he could not be trusted with campaign funds.
Rhodes-Vivour was reportedly behind the accusations against Salako and was working with Dayo Ekong, the current state chairman of the party, Sam Okpala, the party’s secretary, and his running mate, Islamiyat Oyefusi. Salako claimed Rhodes-Vivour betrayed him and worked with people who did not know how he had gotten the governorship ticket. Rhodes-Vivour Betrayed Me After Getting Ticket – Former Lagos LP Chairman, Salako, continue reading.
Salako said Rhodes-Vivour started misbehaving the day after he got the ticket, becoming arrogant, intolerant to opposing views, and referring to himself as Salako’s leader. Salako ran the office of the state party chairman for five months without anybody giving him ‘shishi’ because they saw him as Tinubu’s mole.
Salako said he was not surprised that the LP defeated the APC in Lagos because the party has a collection of smart, progressive individuals and political actors across Nigeria. The #EndSARS movement was a factor, and Nigerians were tired of their situation and the economic situation made people join the revolution. He said they wanted a change and aligned with the political revolution of the Labour Party. Rhodes-Vivour Betrayed Me After Getting Ticket – Former Lagos LP Chairman, Salako.
Salako said LP’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, got it wrong by banking on the credible votes of Nigerians, and that power is not served free. Even Tinubu said that power is to be grabbed. You grab, struggle, fight for it and run away with it. That is the cultural operational mechanism of the man Peter Obi contested against. INEC has declared the winner, and Obi is already exploring options to challenge it in court. Rhodes-Vivour Betrayed Me After Getting Ticket – Former Lagos LP Chairman, Salako, continue reading.
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Salako expressed disappointment at how he was treated by the Lagos State chapter of the Labour Party and said he felt betrayed. He believes that LP’s win in Lagos State was due to the hard work of the state party chairman, who had worked very hard to achieve the victory during the presidential election, and by the grace of God, the Labour Party was able to win in Lagos State for the first time in 24 years.
In conclusion, Salako’s statements shed light on the internal issues that led to the LP’s defeat in Lagos State. It highlights the importance of unity and trust among political parties and candidates in the political process.