Ex-PDP chairman appointed DG of Buhari, Osinbajo Support Committee

The immediate past Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in
Lagos, Hon. Mashood Salvador, has been appointed the Director General
of the Presidential Support Committee (PSC) for Buhari/Osinbajo
re-election in the state.

The PSC will coordinate and accredit all other Buhari/Osinbajo support groups.

The appointment was conveyed in a letter from the presidency, signed
by Rt. Hon. Gideon Sammani, Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Political).

The development was made known on Thursday when Salvador received the
APC governorship candidate at the PSC office in Maryland.

Other members in the committee are Hon. Dele Alake, Hon. Wale Edun and
Hon. Lawal Pedro (SAN).

Top chieftains at the meeting included Cardinal James Odunmbaku and
Prince Rabiu Adio Oluwa.

Salvador announced his defection to the APC in August.

He said he took the decision because all his efforts to move the PDP
in the state forward had been frustrated by some elements in the
party.

Salvador alleged that a former deputy national of the party, Chief
Olabode George, had done everything possible to undermine the progress
of the party in the state.

He said he could no longer labour in vain, adding that the national
leadership of the party had done nothing to support or appreciate his
efforts as PDP Chairman.

"When you have people or leadership that cannot give you encouragement
to carry out your vision, you take it to another place where it will
be appreciated.

"I am not happy that I am abandoning what I laboured for, but I have
to move on with my supporters because I cannot continue to labour in
vain.

"Today, the chairman of PDP Board of Trustees called me on the
defection and I told him to allow me consult with my people before
feedback.

"The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus also called me for
the first time since my travails.

"He never called since I was put in jail on a cooked up murder charge;
he called me today to ask why I want to defect.

"And I told him it is not possible for me to be in the same party with
Bode George because he undermined all my efforts to reposition the
party.

"He was doing all these things and the national leadership was
allowing him, saying he is an elder.

"Bode George also cooked up things to put me in jail in the murder
case of late Aborishade.

"Enough is enough. I am leaving the party with my supporters and I am
taking them to APC where they would be recognised and appreciated," he
said.
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