The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has allegedly asked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to drop his second term bid and endorse Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The Punch reports that the Mandate Movement in the Lagos APC which is controlled by the APC chieftain is backing Sanwo-Olu.
It was reported that despite pleas from notable politicians, Tinubu had refused to back Ambode. The wife of the governor, Bolanle reportedly met with Tinubu in Osun to try and pacify him but the meeting failed to yield any result.
It was reported that APC leaders are mounting pressure on the governor to drop his second term bid but that the governor insisted on going on with the direct primaries. A source said, “Ambode was told to step down and forget his second term ambition. He was told to publicly endorse Sanwo-Olu as his successor. He was promised a ministerial appointment after the APC might have won the presidential election. He was even told to pick a ministry of his choice. “But Ambode seemed not to be pleased with the directives of the leaders as he declined the ministerial dangle. He also told them to allow the APC primary process to continue as planned. For now, the meeting is still continuing and there is no compromise in sight.
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