The former Lagos State chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Moshood Salvador on Saturday said the state has become a one party state, following his defection with thousands of PDP members to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Addressing party thousands of party members and stalwarts at the Agege Township Stadium, Lagos. He said with his exit, the PDP was completely dead in Lagos.
Salvador added that in the 2015 election, the PDP and APC polled over 98 percent votes, leaving less than two percent for the other parties.
He said with his defection with thousands of former PDP members to the APC, there was no more opposition for the ruling APC in Lagos.
“I must say with all emphasis that Lagos is now a one party state. With these people that move with me to join the progressives PDP is dead in Lagos.
“We don’t expect people to join any other political party except the APC. We have records of the abysmal performance of other political parties in Lagos during the last election.
“We are going to secure 3.5 million vote for Lagos State governorship candidate and over five million for the President in the 2019 election.
“This will be my contribution to the APC in the 2019 election. We hope to garner 99.5 percent votes for the party.”
Salvador urged the Southwest to return to the progressives, noting that they have noting to gain with the PDP.
He urged Osun State electorate to vote the APC candidate in the September 22 election, noting that the Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration had impacted on the state.
In his remarks, Lagos APC chairman, Alhaji Babatunde Balogun said Salvador had always been a progressive and would remain in fold.
He thanked the new members for throwing away their torn umbrellas, stressing that the APC is a family where justice and equity is the hallmark.
Balogun maintained that the new members would enjoy their stay in the party, noting that the genuine PDP member have moved to the APC.
“We thank you all for coming to the APC, the this is the party for those who desired justice, equity and fairness. You have taken bold steps to throw away the thorn umbrellas and embracing the broom revolution.”