A businessman and prominent member of the PDP in Lagos, Chief Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, is set to dump the party for the All progressive Congress (APC). Babatunde Gbadamosi popularly referred to as BOG by members of the PDP ran for the gubernatorial ticket with five others in the Lagos primary and lost in the process that produced Olujimi Agbaje.
Investigations revealed that the APC had been making overtures to the young Gbadamosi who was viewed as force to reckon with in Lagos politics and someone that could be a plus to their campaign strategy both at State and at the Federal levels. A source at the party hierarchy said talks had reached an advanced stage for BOG to decamp to their party.
Gbadamosi’s decision to finally dump the PDP may not be unconnected to the failure of his former party in honouring the pact at the peace meeting last December in Lagos. While the other aspirants from that meeting had been rewarded with various appointments, he was yet to receive anything from the party.
Gbadamosi who is chairman of RedBrick Homes, owners of Amen Estate in Lekki Pennisula is said to have spent over N500 million on his gubernatorial ambition, including money spent on the party at the local level.
The camp of the APC is already agog with excitement and there is no doubt that his departure would boost their morale not just in Lagos but nationwide as he is viewed to be very intelligent and possessed the qualities of the kind of leader APC needs at this time.