Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State is still in the 2019 governorship race contrary to reports on social media that he has withdrawn.

Reports had emerged on social media that Ambode had stepped down from the 2019 gubernatorial race and endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The report suggested that Ambode, after due considerations and consultations, had decided to suspend his campaign for second term.

But Ambode, in a statement issued on his behalf by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna said the report was the handiwork of persons bent on heating up the polity in the State and creating unnecessary confusion and tension within the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Aruna said there is no iota of truth in the said statement and it did not emanate from the Governor or his office

He added that the tremendous strides and infrastructural development embarked upon by Ambode will be completed by him within the constitutional stipulated time.

The statement reads, “My attention has been drawn to a falsehood spreading across social media platforms on the endorsement of a candidate for the Lagos State Governorship position by His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

“There is no iota of truth in the said statement and it did not emanate from the Governor or his office. We are not oblivious of the desperation of some misguided individuals who are hellbent on fanning the embers of discord within the Lagos APC.”

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