2019: Tinubu Adamant On Ambode Re-election Controversy
The self-acclaimed Kingmaker of Lagos politics and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, is arguably the most controversial figure in Lagos at the moment.
This is follows reports of his opposing the re-election bid of Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
Reports emerged few days ago that Jagaban is not backing the re-election bid of Governor Ambode despite the later collecting and submitting the nomination form.
On Tuesday, two new aspirants emerged under the APC umbrella to vie for the governorship ticket with Ambode, blowing open the discord between the governor and his godfather.
They are Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu.
The mandate caucus, headed by Tinubu in the APC, had endorsed Sanwoolu, while the chairmen of the 57 councils in the state also gave their backing to the former Lagos commissioner.
The development was said to have rattled Ambode, his team and the people of Epe.
There were indications on Thursday that Tinubu, had yet to back down on his decision to find an alternative to Ambode.
It was gathered on Thursday that after the meeting between Tinubu and Akiolu did not yield any result, the former Lagos State governor was summoned to Abuja.
Sources said that the meeting was influenced by the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, who was said to have been called by members of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, a body currently being headed by the governor’s wife, Bolanle Ambode.
Although the details of the meeting remained sketchy as of press time, it was gathered that Tinubu, who flew to Abuja on Wednesday, did not back down from the position of the mandate group that Sanwoolu should become the next governor of Lagos State.
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