A former President of the Nigerian Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Saturday welcomed a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
It has been reported that the APC faction in Lagos under the aegis of the Lagos4Lagos formally defected at a ceremony held in Lagos.
Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, led members of the Lagos4Lagos movement from the 20 local governments of the state to the PDP on Saturday.
According to Daily Trust, Bukola Saraki, while receiving the new PDP members, assured them that they “are moving to the party that would rescue Nigeria, to the party that would rescue Lagos State, to the party that would change the fortune of this country.”
Jandor has been having a running battle with the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led APC leadership in the state.
Lagos4Lagos had conducted parallel congresses during the ward, local government, and state congresses of the APC recently.
But the congresses conducted by the Jandor-led group were not recognized by the national leadership of the party, which ratified the congresses held by the APC faction loyal to Bola Tinubu.
Jandor has indicated an interest in contesting the 2023 governorship election in the state.