#APCNationalConvention: Ambode Reunites With Sanwo-Olu
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has reconciled with his likely successor in office, Babajide Sanwo- Olu.
Both arrived the venue of the All Progressives Congress National Convention at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday.
The duo were beaming with smile as they both arrived the venue and sat beside each other.
They were joined later by Ambode's predecessor and current Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
Just seven days ago, both men were firing from different angles.
Ambode had a few hours before the party’s governorship primary on Tuesday engaged in mud-slinging, saying Babajide Sanwo-Olu was “improper and unfit” to govern Lagos State.
“The truth is this, the aspirant that is being put up to compete against us is not a fit and proper person. This is the truth. Party leaders and party members have been misled to understand that he is a better candidate than me. I have done everything in the last three years and half to serve people selflessly. This particular aspirant has been arrested for spending fake American dollar in a nightclub and was detained for months”, Ambode said in a World Press Conference.
Continuing Ambode said: “He also knows that he does not have the competence to do what he is being propelled to do. The records are there in the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos. This is somebody that has gone for rehabilitation before. We do not want to go so far.
Sanwo-Olu in his response denied the allegations levelled against him, saying he believes that Lagosians know that the governor only tried to be smart.
He said Ambode’s claims against him “were beneath the dignity of our people and the exalted office he now holds”.
Sanwo-Olu said he had forgiven the Lagos governor but he is sure that Ambode would regret his “descent into such low conduct” if given a chance to reflect over what he said.
“As a candidate for the party’s nomination and hopefully as your next governor, my approach will not be to sling insults but to propose solutions to the problems of the day,” Sanwo-Olu said in a statement.
Ambode eventually lost the election by a wide margin and conceded defeat.
Ambode in a brief telecast to Lagos State residents on Wednesday, said the interest of an individual should not be greater than that of the party.
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