- The APC has said only its chieftain, Bola Tinubu, can decide the next governor of Lagos
- The party chairman in Lagos said they were still waiting on Tinubu for direction as they have three options
- The three options are Ambode, Babajide Sanwoolu and Femi Hamzat
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, September 12, said the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is in charge of choosing the Lagos state governorship aspirants of the party in the 2019 general elections.
The party made the statement over the alleged rift between Tinubu and the current governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode.
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Vanguard reports that Ambode has relocated to his home base in Epe where he is weighing his options in the face of chorused mobilisation by the political base of the party to stop him.
The chairman of the Lagos state chapter of the APC, Alhaji Babatunde Balogun, said that the party and its mainstream were still waiting on Tinubu for direction in the face of what he said were three options.
Three options he cited were Ambode, Babajide Sanwoolu, who is the choice of Tinubu’s Mandate Group and Femi Hamzat, a loyalist of the state’s immediate past governor, Babatunde Fashola.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that as report of the alleged rift between Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu continues to grow, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) reportedly gave the nod for all aspirants to participate in the Lagos primary election.
Governor Ambode has declared his intention to run for a second term as governor of the state but faces competition from two formidable aspirants, Femi Hamzat and Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Ambode had deployed friends and associates to meet with Tinubu but the latter reportedly said he could not ask any aspirant to step down for him.
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