The Lagos4Lagos Movement, formed under the Lagos chapter of the ruling All Progressives Progress (APC), has shifted its official declaration of defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This will be the second time the group would be shifting its official declaration for the PDP.
The movement made the announcement in a statement issued by the group’s Press Secretary, Kazeem Bakare on Monday, that the formal defection will now hold January 21, as it aims “to win more souls” for the movement.
In the statement, Lead Visioner of the group, AbdulAzeez Adediran, said the change of date during an emergency Central Working Committee (CWC) and Local Organising Committee (LOC) meeting of the movement was due to “growing demand by major stakeholders in the PDP, especially the governors to be part of the declaration.
According to him, “The new date became imperative following an emergency meeting with the leader of the party in Southwest, Seyi Makinde, who is equally the Governor of Oyo State on Sunday, January 10.
“Governor Makinde expressed the interest of his colleague Governors, federal lawmakers, and other major stakeholders who have signified readiness to be part of the grand event,” he said.
According to Adediran, the new date is an opportunity to “win more souls” into the Lagos4Lagos train, noting that the request for a change of date by the governors and other stakeholders was a demonstration of the rising profile of the movement and its symbol.
NewsBeatng had reported that Adediran (Jandor) during the defection process in Lagos, said the development meant an end to godfatherism in Nigeria’s commercial hub.