25th July, 2022
The Labour Party (LP), Lagos Chapter, has elected Mr. Ezekiel Kayode Salako, husband of Nollywood actress, Foluke Daramola, as the new party chairman in the state.
This is contained in a letter sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), ahead of the 2023 general elections.
According to the letter, his appointment is in a bid to strengthen the party’s grip on the Southwest geopolitical zone.
Salako is described as a political analyst, educationist, human rights crusader, and grassroots political titan of many years in the country.
The letter read in part; “The appointment is in consideration of the expiration of the tenure of the current Caretaker Committee in Lagos State, vis-à-vis the state of affairs of the party and conscious of the urgent need to reposition the party in the state for effective service, has resolved to appoint a Caretaker Committee for Lagos.
“By this appointment, they are expected to provide effective leadership for our Party, by ensuring its growth and development in terms of the membership drive, providing a voice for the voiceless, canvassing alternative government policies in line with our philosophy and ideology, as well as prepare the party for the extraordinary convention of the party, which shall be coming up in few weeks time.”