Babatunde Gbadamosi, the gubernatorial candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Lagos has defected to his former party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Mr Gbadamosi, his deputy in the 2019 election Abibat Adeosun, and his supporters were welcomed back to the PDP in a colourful ceremony at the party’s secretariat in Lagos.
The PDP’s state chairman Deji Doherty thanked Mr Gbadamosi for returning to his former party.
Gbadamosi left the PDP for the ADP in October 2017 after losing two primary elections in consecutive election cycles. He said he would work with other PDP members to wrest power from the All Progressives’ Congress which controls all the elective political offices in the state.
“Presently, there are problems in Lagos. In fact, we have serious problems but we shall solve them together. We are going to solve the problem as one house and not as a divided house.
“As the party chairman and other members of the executive have kindly given me a free pass to re-enter the party, I am telling you right now that my job in PDP is to help the efforts to build a winning team that would knock out those people in 2023,” he said.
Gbadamosi asked Lagosians to vote for the PDP in 2023.