Following the resignation announcement as chairman of the Lagos Labour Party, Mr Kayode Salako has explained why he resigned his chairmanship position.
Salako revealed that he resigned from his position to contest the seat of the Oshodi-Isolo Constituency 1 in the House of Representatives.
The LP chieftain made this Known on Wednesday during a chat with Channels Television on after he handed over the party’s leadership in Lagos to an ex-deputy women leader in the state, Dayo Ekong.
“We held our legal stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos yesterday (Tuesday). I willingly handed over the running of the affairs of the party to Mrs Dayo Ekong because I wanted to contest an election.
“I am the candidate of the party for the House of Representatives seat in Oshodi-Isolo Constituency 1. The election is about 40 days and I need to concentrate to face the challenges.”he said
Labour Party has become a third force following the defection of Peter Obi to the party in his zeal to run for the presidency in the 2023 presidential election.
The party has been widely accepted amongst young people and has received endorsements from elder statesmen including former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, and nonagenarian leaders, Edwin Clark and Ayo Adebanjo.