Moshood Salvador, a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos state, has debunked speculations that he was a spy of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC, during his time in the party.
“All these things are lies .White lies. I was never a mole of Tinubu in PDP. Those who are saying that are just venting their frustrations because I left the PDP,” Salvador said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos on Sunday.
“You see, I did a lot for the party, spending my personal resources to ensure that my former party breaks the jinx of winning the state for the first time.
“I was mobilising our members moving from local government to local government, ward to ward, towards a vision to make the party strong and win the general elections.”
He said that he could not have been committed to the PDP if he was Tinubu’s mole.
“But my efforts were not appreciated by some people who always wanted to reap without sowing,” Salvador said.
“They were always frustrating my efforts and peddled lies that I was involved in the killing of a chieftain of the party.
“And I thought my continued stay in the PDP was becoming frustrating and dangerous. That was why I left with my teeming supporters to join the APC.”
The former PDP chairman had on August 27 announced his exit from the opposition party following what he called irreconcilable differences with some elders of the party.
He, along with some other former PDP bigwigs in the state, defected formally to the APC on Saturday.
Salvador thanked Tinubu, APC executive members and other party members for the ceremonious reception for him and his supporters.
He said he felt at home in the fold of the progressives, having worked with Tinubu and others in the days of the Alliance for Democracy, AD.