Babatunde Gbadamosi, the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party at the 2019 governorship election in Lagos, formally joined the state chapter, Peoples Democratic Party, on Monday.
Deji Doherty, the state Chairman of the PDP, who received Gbadamosi and his supporters at a ceremony at the party’s secretariat in Ikeja, said the defection signalled an early preparation for the 2023 governorship election in the state.
Doherty further said the ruling party was incurring huge debts for the state, stressing the need to rescue the state from going bankrupt before 2023.
“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,” he said.
Doherty commended 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.
Gbadamosi, in his comments, said a collective effort was needed to solve the state’s many problems.