There are indications pointing to the fact that the fate of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Tinubu may have been sealed by a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu.
On Friday, a top ranking personality in the APC disclosed that Tinubu has no plans to endorse the candidature of Ambode for a second term.
This claim was in reaction to reports from the camp of Ambode saying Tinubu was set to endorse the governor, ahead of Sunday’s APC primary election.
Pulse quoted the source as saying Ambode was keen on a second term ticket on the APC platform.
“Ambode’s camp is desperately trying to mislead Lagosians with these stories.
“The Ambode camp just rose from a meeting and agreed to publish a news story that Asiwaju is set to endorse and anoint Ambode in the early hours of Saturday morning before the primaries.
“There has been no meeting between Asiwaju and Ambode. This story is concocted and a lie from the pit of hell.
“The aim of this is to misinform the electorate in Lagos and to cause confusion. A number of similar false publications are already in the works.
“The claim of an endorsement is a total fallacy. It’s not going to happen. The governor has challenged the people of Lagos to a fight. Let him face it,” the source said.
Ambode is expected to slug it out with Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu, the Managing Director, Lagos State Development and Property Corporation, and Dr Femi Hamzat, a former Commissioner for Works, for the governorship ticket.
Vice Chairman of the APC in Lagos East Senatorial District, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, had recently disclosed that the 57 Local Council Chairmen in the state have been asked to work towards the emergence of Sanwonolu as the next governor of the state.
When Tinubu’s spokesperson, Tunde Rahman was contacted in an attempt to get his reaction on the face-off, he did not picking up.
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