Intrigues In Lagos State Politics As Plot To Impeach Ambode Thickens
Gov Akinwunmi Ambode who picked up his second term reelection nomination form in Abuja on Monday, has asked to withdraw his second term bid or be impeached by Lagos State Assembly, according to inside reports. An inside source says that 57 LG chairmen have allegedly signed against Governor Ambode, they instead support Jide Sanwoolu. Sanwoolu is believed to be Bola Tinubu’s preferred choice, according to APC insiders.
Gov Ambode picked up his nomination form, and asked for the support of Lagosians in order to continue the good works he has done in the state. Sanwoolu, who is currently the Managing Director of the Lagos State Property Development Corporation (LSPDC), also picked up a governorship nomination form. Jide Sanwoolu is being backed by Mandate Movement, a group which is fiercely loyal to Tinubu, also James Odunmbaku, an ally of Tinubu known as ‘Baba Eto’, in political circles was said to have commented on the day Sanwololu picked up his form that “Sanwoolu is the incoming governor of Lagos State”.
But according to Joe Igbokwe, APC publicity secretary of Lagos APC told newsmen “Do you that Ambode picked his nomination form? That puts to rest the speculations you have been hearing for years. Ambode is the man”
The APC 2019 primaries is starting tomorrow, Wednesday across the country, and remember that the APC has adopted the direct primaries system. However the Faud Oki faction of APC is plotting to stop the primaries, as it strongly opposes the direct primaries option currently adopted by the APC.
As at today, Sanwoolu is said to have gotten the support of of all 57 LGA/LCDA chairmen in Lagos State.
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