2023 Presidency: Tinubu’s action on Ambode haunts campaign
The presidential aspiration of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reportedly suffered acceptance over the falling apart of Akinwunmi Ambode, when he was governor of Lagos state, Vanguard reports.
Recall that Ambode was denied a second term in office in 2019 after Tinubu and the Governance Advocacy Council, GAC, the apex supervisory body in the APC in Lagos State withdrew support for Ambode.
That support was switched over to Babajide Sanwo-Olu who easily won the primary supervised by a panel led by former Cross River State governor, Clement Ebri.
According to Vanguard, the issue was on the sideline of the discourse during the meeting between Tinubu and APC governors last Tuesday. Some governors were said to have expressed concern that Tinubu was unforgiving of Ambode despite appeals from several governors and emissaries of President Muhammadu Buhari for a rethink.
“The issue of Ambode and Obaseki came up and some governors expressed concern that despite the personal efforts of the president and many governors who came to lobby for Ambode that Asiwaju did not relent,” a source privy to the discussion disclosed.
“It was a matter of concern that if for someone like Obaseki that governors came as a delegation to beg and you were not commander-in-chief and you refused to heed, we wonder how he would treat us subsequently,” a source privy to the discussion disclosed.
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