Babatunde Gbadamosi, the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party (ADP) in the 2019 governorship election in Lagos, has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
News Nigeria reports that Gbadamosi and his supporters were received at the PDP’s Secretariat in Ikeja by the state Chairman of the Party Deji Doherty.
According to the PDP Chairman, Gbadamosi’s defection signalled an early preparation for the 2023 governorship election in the state.
He said there was a need to save Lagos State from going bankrupt because the ruling All Progressives Congress was incurring huge debts.
“I am shocked at the rate the APC-led government in Lagos State is incurring debt, something should be done to prevent the state from going bankrupt,” Doherty said.
He also hailed Gbadamosi and his supporters for returning to the PDP early, adding that it would afford them time to work for the success of the party in 2023.