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Kayode Salako Steps Down For Allegedly Working Against Labour Party’s Interest

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The allegation that Kayode Salako, the erstwhile chairperson of the Labour Party, Lagos State chapter, is working against the interest of the party by secretly working for and boosting the chances of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has engulfed the businessman.

A support group known as the Peter Obi Grassroots Mobilisation 2023 had accused Salako of working against the party. The group accused him of planning to defect to APC, the party he belonged to before joining the Labour party. It also alleged that he had been working for the party underground.

The group pointed to the fact that Salako’s wife, Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola is like a younger sister to Tinubu and has been drumming up support for him since 2021. The group said she has been singing his praises and had collected money to endorse him. The group further alleged that Salako’s in-law works directly and feeds from Tinubu’s milk of kindness, hence, they cannot totally trust Salako’s work or loyalty to the Labour party.

It was alleged that he would not neglect his family while pledging allegiance to the party. The group therefore called for his immediate removal as the chairman of the Labour party and subsequent expulsion from the party.

The prayers of the group were eventually answered as Salako, unable to take the heat anymore, resigned from his position. He has been replaced with Dayo Ekong, a chieftain of the Labour party.

Until his new position, Ekong was the Special Adviser on Lagos Affairs and Liaison operations to the National Chairman of the Party, Julius Abure. Salako during his handover, denied that he is a mole in the Labour Party, a party he says made him who he is today contrary to speculations that APC made him after being a member of the party for many years.

He claimed that he resigned, not because of the group baying for his blood, but majoly because he is contesting for the House of Representatives seat in Oshodi-Isolo Constituency 1 on the party’s platform and needs time to concentrate on his own campaign.