Kayode Salako Gives Reason For Pitching Tent With Labour Party

Labour Party Chieftain Kayode Ezekiel Salako

By Frank Oshanugor

The Chairman of Labour Party, (LP) Lagos State Chapter, Mr. Kayode Ezekiel Salako has disclosed his primary reason for joining the party.

In his address presentation during a crucial meeting with the representatives of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) political commission bodies in Lagos on Thursday, he said, “…The whole essence of running a political party should be to win elections. That should be the utmost goal of any operationally serious party chairman.”

According to him, “If a political party is existing, but can’t win elections, it won’t only be called a mushroom political party, but a useless one. My mission as the new chairman of the LP in Lagos, therefore, is to start running the party to win elections.”

“The utmost goal of me and my exco team for the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, is to run my party well, and to make it the the next ruling party in Lagos. I do not believe in impossibilities. It is possible and it is doable.”

Salako further stated that “the divine grace of God upon my party and its presidential candidate, His Excellency Peter Gregory Obi, right now can make it happen. My utmost goal for running the Labour Party in Lagos, is to win elections. If I can’t will elections, then it is not worth it.

“I want my name to be written in gold in the book of Nigeria’s history someday, as that son of a nobody, who came; ran his party very well, and for about the first time, he did it to win elections in Lagos State.”

Rhetorically, Salako asked, what is the essence of me to be running the Labour Party and doing all the wahala, right now, when I cannot run it, to win elections?
My main mission is to win elections for my party. That is the place, where my fulfillment would ever lie as the chairman of the Labour Party in the state. I am hungry for victories. I want to win elections for my party.”

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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