Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday, September 12, reportedly submitted his nomination form, despite alleged fallout between him and the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu.
This was disclosed in a tweet by Dele Momodu. It was reported that the form was submitted at the APC headquarters by an ally of the governor and his estranged godfather.
Ambode was alleged to have lost his good standing with the political godfather, Tinubu, who has gone on to select another candidate, thereby denying Ambode, a second term in office.
Read the tweet below:
The incumbent Lagos governor picked the APC nomination and expression of interests forms on Monday, September 10, in Abuja.
Two names being mentioned as possible challengers to the governor within the APC are former commissioners in the state, Dr Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu, who is said to have Tinubu’s backing.
NAIJ.com previously reported that following his alleged rejection by the powers that be in Lagos state, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has reportedly taken new steps that could see him winning and retaining his position during the 2019 election.
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Ambode, who recently bought the nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has reached out to the presidency to intervene in the alleged friction between him and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The report added that the governor was making the move as he battles to neutralize the Mandate Group, a political machine of his godfather.
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