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2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by dre11(m): 6:43am On Sep 14
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There were indications on Thursday that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress , Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , had yet to back down on his decision to find an alternative to the incumbent governor of the state , Akinwunmi Ambode , in the 2019 governorship election .

There had been reports that Ambode was no longer in the good books of Tinubu , which political watchers said might cost him his second term as governor.

On Tuesday, two new aspirants emerged under the APC umbrella to vie for the governorship ticket with Ambode , blowing open the discord between the governor and his godfather .

They are Dr Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu .

The mandate caucus , headed by Tinubu in the APC , had endorsed Sanwoolu, while the chairmen of the 57 councils in the state also gave their backing to the former Lagos commissioner .

The development was said to have rattled the governor , his team and the people of the Epe division, where he came from .

President Muhammadu Buhari , Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi; and Oba of Lagos , Rilwan Akiolu, were said to have embarked on a last -minute move to save Ambode .

It was gathered on Thursday that after the meeting between Tinubu and Akiolu did not yield any result, the former Lagos State governor was summoned to Abuja .

Sources told our correspondents that the meeting was influenced by the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari , who was said to have been called by members of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials , a body currently being headed by the governor’ s wife , Bolanle Ambode .

Although the details of the meeting remained sketchy as of press time , it was gathered that Tinubu , who flew to Abuja on Wednesday, did not back down from the position of the mandate group that Sanwoolu should become the next governor of Lagos State .

The source said , “The issues are many – alleged sidelining of party elders , the scrapping of PSP waste management initiative , the sacking of highway managers , award of contracts to a few cronies , ignoring advice from party leaders – they are many, and Asiwaju did not see how all could be resolved without Ambode leaving.

“ However , the presidency has put pressure on Asiwaju and although the man has yet to back down , there is hope because he has gone back to Lagos to consult with his followers in the mandate group . We hope that all will be well . ”

Meanwhile , in Lagos , Ambode declined to see some monarchs in the state , who had come to pay him a solidarity visit .

It was learnt that the monarchs had gathered at the Adeyemi Bero hall in the state secretariat for their regular meeting and had afterwards decided to visit the governor.

“ But the governor did not see them . He just stayed in his office . Some officials of the government later came to talk to them and they left , ” an official , who declined to be named , said .

He added that the governor was hopeful that Tinubu would support him , saying that the governor was not ready to fight those who brought him to power.

‘ We’ ll free Lagos from political vipers ’


Meanwhile , the African Democratic Congress has said it will rescue Lagos State from the stranglehold of “ political vampires and emperors . ”

The National Chairman of the party , Chief Ralph Nwosu , said the people did not chase away the military to enthrone emperors who would corner the nation ’ s commonwealth .

Nwosu , who said he was upset by what was transpiring in the state , urged the people to rise up and reject the continued rule of the APC in the state .

Also , the Lagos State Chairman of the ADC , Chief Babatunde Daramola , urged the people to reject an arrangement where “ one individual is collecting N 4 bn of your money every month. ”

He said the ADC had come to give the people back their right such that anyone could become anything in Lagos State without needing to “visit Bourdillon to go and see the lion or go to Lugard , to see an elephant . ”

Nwosu and Daramola spoke on Thursday at the official opening of the ADC Lagos State Secretariat in Onipanu .

Nwosu said , “ Some of us worked and fought under NADECO ; we spent our resources .

We didn ’ t get the military to leave power to now have emperors ; enough is enough. The victory of this party must begin from Lagos State because Lagos State is full of political vipers and they must be removed . ”

Daramola , who spoke earlier, said it was time for Nigerians to reject political oppression .

He said , “Nobody is coming to rescue us ; we must rise to the occasion . If we don’ t rise up , God forbid , our children will be enslaved. ”

Daramola said what the ADC stood for was participatory politics , saying the party was out to create a level - playing ground such that even the children of the poor could become great in Lagos .


Lagos can ’ t continue to be in Tinubu’ s pocket – Group

A socio- political group , Lagos Democracy Advancement Forces, has said Tinubu , should cease to dictate the political pace of the state.

It noted that the political atmosphere in the state was unnecessarily overcharged due to the “shenanigans of one individual desperate to maintain a political stranglehold on the state. ”

The group said , “Lagos State cannot continue to be in the pocket of Asiwaju Tinubu . 2019 provides an auspicious opportunity for a mass political revolution by Lagosians to liberate the state from continued political and economic enslavement.

“ Lagos State with a population of almost 30 million people is a mini Nigeria and cannot continue to pay homage to the insatiable appetite of a political tarantula ."

Speaking at a news conference in Lagos on Thursday , Convener of the group , Mark Adebayo, said there was the need to stop the state from continuing to be a pawn on the chessboard of an individual .


Sanwoolu to make formal declaration – Team

Meanwhile , Sanwoolu Campaign Organisation has said the aspirant would soon make a formal declaration his intention to vie for the Lagos governorship seat.

A statement on Thursday by the Director General of the organisation , Mr Tayo Ayinde , read in part, “The Olusola Sanwoolu Campaign Organisation is on course . His formal declaration will happen shortly, followed by his rally .

“ The campaign organisation remains focused on its objectives and will not be distracted by unfounded rumours and insinuations .

“ We thank all APC members in Lagos for their overwhelming support . ”


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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by iammo(m): 6:45am On Sep 14
tinubu has no choice but to accept ambode's apology, Buhari and APC can't afford to gamble with Lagos state, especially when Kwankwaso is threatening them in kano. as it stands tinubu has nothing to lose, he might as well scatter every structure, since he knows buhari may still sideline and betray him again

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by Juliusmalema: 6:46am On Sep 14
Ok.....ambode over to u

None of my business.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by Flyingngel(m): 6:46am On Sep 14
This Tinubu im no dey tire aaaa? I weak for this kind of greediness. Any way na lagosians dey give am this space to occupy.
E get once adage for my area wey 'bed bug been talk say nothing wey hot must cool'.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by boy16(m): 6:46am On Sep 14
Will lagosians ever be wise?

How will they allow a single man control the entire state!
like for PDP share for APC

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by HigherEd: 7:03am On Sep 14
If Ambode decides to defect to PDP, it would be catastrophic for APC. If he ever decides to do that, he should try to get many of the state legislatures to turn to pdp also.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by femidejulius(m): 7:05am On Sep 14
When we said bye bye to dictatorship and embraced democracy the other day, I didn't know that dictatorship will continue even in democracy.

Tinubu has single handedly been the one determining the governor of Lagos and the senators representing the state since he left office. The people of Lagos had no say. Who knew Ambode before he was ordained as governor? Tinubu will also produce the next governor.

I thought in democracy, the real power belong to the people, but no. Real powers in Nigeria belong to a few individual. They determine governors and even president.

The gullible are made to believe their PVCs are important and powerful. Is it so? I don't think so. These few individuals still continue to control who gets into public office and who does not. Yet, we are in democracy

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by delkuf(m): 7:10am On Sep 14
tinubu is a big mofon. he thinks he can gamble with anything. ambode will be a sour in his throat for the next four years

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by globemoney: 7:17am On Sep 14
For the first time ever, I'm supporting Tinubu. Ambode from Akure is a tribalist that should never have become Lagos governor in the first place. He should be kicked out. Lagos for Lagosians

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by TonyeBarcanista(m): 7:17am On Sep 14
It is very unfortunate for Ambode that he can't return to Alausa without Tinubu's blessing.

Those who really understand politics of Lagos know that the Mandate Group is the engine of APC and they control the whole structure of politics in APC and in Lagos state. Fashola learnt the hard way when he anointed Hamzat with his Justice Group to challenge Mandate backed Ambode in 2014 primary despite being two term incumbent.

Right now all Ambode need to do is to placate Tinubu for his own political survival. He shouldn't even consider defecting from APC at this time as that would be politically suicidal as NO party in Lagos has the structure and resources to upstage Tinubu in Lagos- at least for now and he even risk being impeached should he defect.

Though I don't know the issues between Ambo and Tinubu but I think it will be resolved! "las las dem go share money and renegotiate terms of agreement", so no be wetin person go kill himself inside. But Ambo should resist "gra-gra" because even Buhari will not be able to save him if it comes to political duel.

N/B My comment is based on the reality of Lagos politics not out of bias to any of the players.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by Racoon(m): 7:18am On Sep 14
The present Ambode debacle will become Tinubu's albatross.The game is still getting interesting.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by aolawale025: 7:22am On Sep 14
I think tinubu's sun is about to set. Ambode may be the catalyst to liberate Lagos from him

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by DBossNG(m): 7:23am On Sep 14
Hmmm.....

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by GogetterMD(m): 7:23am On Sep 14
globemoney:
For the first time ever, I'm supporting Tinubu. Ambode from Akure is a tribalist that should never have become Lagos governor in the first place. He should be kicked out. Lagos for Lagosians
Going by this, that means no true Lagosian has ruled the state cause Tinubu is originally from Osun and Fashola from Ekiti.
P.S.: I would like Ambode out though, he's just a social media governor. Most of the people who think he's doing are not even in Lagos

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by GogetterMD(m): 7:25am On Sep 14
aolawale025:
I think tinubu's sun is about to set. Ambode may be the catalyst to liberate Lagos from him
You guys usually overrate Ambode's intelligence and political acumen. Dude is a neophyte and nonentity in Lagos grassroot politics. Combine that with his gross inefficiency

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by globemoney: 7:28am On Sep 14
GogetterMD:

Going by this, that means no true Lagosian has ruled the state cause Tinubu is originally from Osun and Fashola from Ekiti.
P.S.: I would like Ambode out though, he's just a social media governor. Most of the people who think he's doing are not even in Lagos
Those are mere speculations but we have concrete evidence that Ambode is not from Lagos state. I agree with you on the second part

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by Lomprico2: 7:29am On Sep 14
boy16:
Will lagosians ever be wise?


How will they allow a single man control the entire state!

like for PDP
share for APC

Get lost!
What is there to like or share in pdp or apc?

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by Lomprico2: 7:31am On Sep 14
femidejulius:
When we said bye bye to dictatorship and embraced democracy the other day, I didn't know that dictatorship will continue even in democracy.

Tinubu has single handedly been the one determining the governor of Lagos and the senators representing the state since he left office. The people of Lagos had no say. Who knew Ambode before he was ordained as governor? Tinubu will also produce the next governor.

I thought in democracy, the real power belong to the people, but no. Real powers in Nigeria belong to a few individual. They determine governors and even president.

The gullible are made to believe their PVCs are important and powerful. Is it so? I don't think so. These few individuals still continue to control who gets into public office and who does not. Yet, we are in democracy

This is Nigeria.......
Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by GogetterMD(m): 7:34am On Sep 14
globemoney:

Those are mere speculations but we have concrete evidence that Ambode is not from Lagos state. I agree with you on the second part
It's nit speculations. I have seen both their family houses in these places

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by CodeTemplar: 7:35am On Sep 14
I found a newspaper (guardian) ad of Jan 2015 about Ambode and Fashola.

Enjoy.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by deomelo: 7:37am On Sep 14
Lagos Democracy Advancement Forces...

lol..

Useless names, groups and clowns everywhere.

cheesy

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by Iamgrey5(m): 7:38am On Sep 14
GogetterMD:

Going by this, that means no true Lagosian has ruled the state cause Tinubu is originally from Osun and Fashola from Ekiti.
P.S.: I would like Ambode out though, he's just a social media governor. Most of the people who think he's doing are not even in Lagos
Fashola from Ekiti? Try again!

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by deomelo: 7:39am On Sep 14


Is Tinubu the governor of Lagos State?

Is Tinubu the reason why Lagos roads are bad?

Is Tinubu the reason why Ambode's N1 trillion budget cannot keep Lagos clean and also why Lagos is all of a sudden full of garbage?

Is Tinubu the reason why all his predecessor's projects are abandoned?

Is Tinubu the reason why Lagos metro is not completed,?

Is Tinubu the reason why 4th mainland bridge is still a dream?


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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by TonyeBarcanista(m): 7:42am On Sep 14
HigherEd:
If Ambode decides to defect to APC, it would be catastrophic for APC. If he ever decides to do that, he should try to get many of the state legislatures to turn also.
It will be suicide for Ambo to defect from APC...

And, 98% legislators/Chairmen will not follow him. He may even be impeached sef and the next Tinubu nominee will still win.

Lagos politics is kind of unique, Tinubu has lots of political capital there. There are some of his loyalists that fight his cause without even his own knowledge. The truth is that he has a relatively fair reward system that the political class in the party and state have come to align with. Do also note that Tinubu has loyalists even in PDP (I mean MAJOR forces not mushroom party members).

Furthermore, his Mandate Group structure is more formidable than APC as a party itself, suffice to say, APC in Lagos is 95% Mandate Group.

Finally, politics is about structure not just popularity contest. If you don't have formidable structure in politics you will LOSE woefully even if you think people love you

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by CilicMarin: 7:44am On Sep 14
If throwing out Ambode will return Lagos to the way it was in 2015, Tinubu should not heed to blackmail but do the needful.

Ambode is an incompetent Buffoon.

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by jayson87: 7:45am On Sep 14
Operation Tinubu's empire self destruct in progress.

As soon as ambode looses the primaries, the following takes effect.

1. Cancallation of contract of Alpha Beta consulting and subsequent arrest of her directors
2. Cancellation of the Primero LAGBUS scheme
3. Removing all Tinubu's stooges in lagos state goverment
4. Retriveal of Lagos state land illegal allocated and seceded to Tinubu, especailly the Laspotech Ikosi
5. Removal of the Lekki tolls
6. Reduction of numbers of LGAs

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by Goldmaxx(m): 7:59am On Sep 14
oh yes I love her like... pussy, Money, weed..
Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by Auladimeji(m): 8:06am On Sep 14
iammo:
tinubu has no choice but to accept ambode's apology, Buhari and APC can't afford to gamble with Lagos state, especially when Kwankwaso is threatening them in kano. as it stands tinubu has nothing to lose, he might as well scatter every structure, since he knows buhari may still sideline and betray him again
Ambode needs to be dealt with

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by Auladimeji(m): 8:08am On Sep 14
CilicMarin:
If throwing out Ambode will return Lagos to the way it was in 2015, Tinubu should not heed to blackmail but do the needful.

Ambode is an incompetent Buffoon.
God bless you. Ambode is incompetent, I don't know how he won the best governor.I dislike him with passion

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Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by Auladimeji(m): 8:10am On Sep 14
boy16:
Will lagosians ever be wise?

How will they allow a single man control the entire state!
like for PDP share for APC
Your brain is diluted with fermented faeces

Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by buharitill2023: 8:10am On Sep 14
Ok
Re: 2019: Tinubu Adamant About Decision On Ambode by NaijaMutant(f): 8:11am On Sep 14
grin

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