PDP Says It’s Not Bothered By Salvador’s Defection
It will be recalled that Naija News had earlier reported that Mr Salvador defected to APC with his supporters on account that his efforts to reposition PDP in the state were frustrated by some elders of the party.
The former PDP chairman said he could no longer labour in vain, hence his defection to the APC with his supporters.
Reacting, the state Publicity Secretary of PDP, Taofik Gani, said in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, that the party was better without its former chairman.
Mr Gani said that Salvador was being economical with the truth by claiming he left the party because of Olabode George, a leader of the party.
He said Mr George was actually his benefactor as he facilitated his becoming the state chairman and stood by him during the factional feud in the state chapter.
Mr Gani said that Salvador was not a team player, adding that the party was never demoralised by Salvador’s exit.
Also reacting to the development, the former PDP deputy national chairman, Bode George said the party was not in crisis in Lagos State, but added that Salvador was free to move to any party, adding that Lagos PDP remains united, irrespective of the position of the minority in the party.
He said: “Why is it now that the man is moving to another party? Why did he not provide security at the venue PDP was meeting when Adeniyi Aborishade was attacked and murdered?
“Those who are alleging that I am the cause of the crisis in Lagos are out of their minds. There is no crisis in Lagos; we are united in our resolve to advance the cause of the party.”
George said the killing of Aborisade was unfortunate. He called on party members to support the deceased family to overcome the pains.
He said the party would not relent in the efforts to get justice for the slain politician who was killed on July 21.
He said: “There is something terribly disturbing about our justice system. The rule of law is now being distorted, savaged, abused, treated with contempt, trampled upon with callous indifference.
“There is palpable uncertainty everywhere as no one is sure when and how right prevails over the festering wrongs, and how and the scale of justice prevails in sweeping latitude.
“Without the strict adherence to the sacrosanct largeness of the rule of law, without the natural guidance of the enlightened spectacle of societal thematic truth, we are all endangered, democracy itself becomes wobbly, teeters upon the cliffhanger of ruin.
“But this should never happen. We must all defend and protect this hard earned democracy. We can’t fold our hands and pretend a stoic indifference, while the normative essence of the democratic order is gradually being trampled and dragged in the mud.”