In order to pursue his desire to run for the Oshodi-Isolo Constituency 1 seat in the House of Representatives, Kayode Salako, a former chairman of the Labour Party in Lagos State, resigned as the party’s state chairman on Tuesday.
According to a Channels Television report, Salako revealed this on Wednesday, hours after handing Dayo Ekong, a former deputy women’s leader in the state, the party’s reins in Lagos.
He said, “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’ time and I need to concentrate to face the challenges.”