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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by Yomboy4ever(m): 8:57am On Sep 18
This one weak me o
Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by Melison(m): 8:57am On Sep 18
This man called tinubu just dey do anyhow,him just hold that mumu tribe for ransom
Carry their future dey play kpakpangolo
Its the masses that will decide and not him,ambode should man up,if he has the people's mandate he can oust this so called mandate movement out of the way,but again some Yoruba odeh no go hear word

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by exlink10(m): 8:58am On Sep 18
Ambode eeeeeeee

Stop behaving like a democrat. This is Nigeria. Decamp from APC and enter PDP or any other party and contest for the election if APC will not allow u.

Tinubu is greedy as well as all ManGate people that we dont know of, that we only know they are fighting for their pockets.

Lagosians are not stu.pid and Tinubu cannot vote on behalf of Lagosians. Every body in Lagos knows you have achieved in 4 years what Fashola couldn't achieve in 8 years. If its not greediness, why wont Tinubu support u for second term?

Be a politician and stop being a democrat or technocrat.

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by Acidosis(m): 8:58am On Sep 18
If Ambode eventually gets the APC ticket, Lagosians should forget good governance in the second term.

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by gen2briz(m): 8:58am On Sep 18
Ok
Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by otunde527: 8:59am On Sep 18
Haven't really gotten what this tunubu rubbing body is all about
Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by aolawale025: 9:00am On Sep 18
Ambode should learn from history. No godfather has ever defeated a sitting governor

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by mynaijadj(m): 9:00am On Sep 18
Ambo lekan si..... tongue
Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by Danchibez: 9:00am On Sep 18
Ambode should meet Obiano to school him on how to control and maintain his mandate

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by Benz4pimp(m): 9:00am On Sep 18
FarahAideed:
Ambode should go down on his knees and pray to God and then take up this challenge to oust Tinubu...it might look immposible but its is such Position that God always arises
Please don’t mock God!!!God doesn’t interfere in dirty politics

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by Deprofessional(m): 9:01am On Sep 18
I'm not a fan of Ambode, but i'm beginning to feel his pains.

If lagosians cand call a spade a spade, Tinubu will be done away with.

The question in everybodies mouth is, how come one man dictates the fate of lagos?

It is time to demistify Tinubu.

Ambode should fight on. He is a man and Lagosians are behind him.

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by Topmaike007(m): 9:02am On Sep 18
I think he should join SDP,cos I don't know how someone will offend you and Will be begging like. this and you still persist...
Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by Nobody: 9:04am On Sep 18
Ambode should eat humble pie and step aside. you did not become governor off your own recognition. The powers that be have now decided time is up. Thank-God that he brought you from obscurity and registered your name in history. Take your pension and step aside.
Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by kunkelhanspeter(m): 9:04am On Sep 18
yns4real:
•Negotiations continue in Osogbo today

Gboyega Akinsanmi

As it becomes more obvious that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, will not change his mind on his decision not to support Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s second term of office ambition, the embattled governor is weighing his options and will soon make his next move public, THISDAY learnt last night.

Although Tinubu has not spoken publicly about his reported opposition to Ambode’s ambition, his political foot soldiers, massed in the Mandate Movement, the same group that facilitated the governor’s ride to power in 2015, have publicly declared their support for the Managing Director of Lagos State Property Development Corporation (LSPDC), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Sanwo-Olu formally launched his intention to take over Ambode’s job on Sunday at a huge gathering at the Lagos City Hall with the major stakeholders of the Lagos APC, including local government and development councils’ chairmen in attendance, signifying the breakdown of negotiations with Tinubu by peace makers, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to save the governor’s job.

Even as his aides kept hope alive last night, saying further discussions were on in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, where the party’s regional and national leaders have assembled to hold a final rally for APC’s governorship candidate in next Saturday’s election, Chief Gboyega Oyetola, Ambode is said to be weighing the options available to him.

The options, according to his close aides, who spoke to THISDAY yesterday on condition of anonymity, are, step down because without Tinubu’s support, he has no other structure with which to fight; join another party as proposed by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); and fight at the state nomination congress slated for Monday and go down like a man.


In the event that Tinubu remains adamant and withholds support, the aides said, the most viable option for Ambode is to step down and go home.

“Ambode did not prepare for the prevailing circumstances,” said an aide, “therefore, he does not have alternative plan to respond to his dilemma.”

Brought in from political obscurity by Tinubu and helped into office through the massive political machine, called Mandate Movement, headed by Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Ambode was not in a position to attempt creating his own structure.

The initial attempts he made, said his aides, were stoutly resisted by the political establishment.

“The few policy changes and appointments he made were seen as a move by him to stand alone and assert his authority. This is what has brought him to the current sorry state,” said another aide.

Without a structure of his own, his close associates, according to THISDAY sources, are advising him to step down and let go. “After all, he was in his quiet corner before he was asked to come and be governor. If they don’t want him again, why would he fight them? How will he do it anyway?” said a source.

The thinking, said another source, is that a soft landing could be arranged for Ambode, whereby he would be allowed to serve out his term and go home in peace without any further molestation, which could include removal from office since his traducers have control of the House of Assembly.

The other two options, said a close associate, could not be contemplated without serious complications and consequences.

According to him, “Yes, he could join another party, as being proposed by the PDP but that could be grievous as the APC dominated House of Assembly could move against him before the general election.”

However, some other associates argue that a removal from office move might be difficult to carry out since the Chief Judge of the state, who is expected to constitute the investigation panel might not cooperate being a wife of a traditional ruler in the state that is sympathetic to the embattled governor.


The third option of going into the congress, knowing full well that he would be beaten, is also being advised against by his associates and aides who think that would undermine his political legacy and record and bring him in full conflict with the national leader and his political machine.

“Once he takes that route and he is defeated, and he sure would be, the political establishment would not spare him. If they can’t remove him from office, he would spend the rest of his term fighting battles he is not likely to win. Is that what he wants?” said an associate.

But not a few of his associates still hope that a miracle could still happen even when the signs are clear that Tinubu risks internal revolt if he decides to back down and support Ambode.

An APC source told THISDAY yesterday that series of meetings were held last night and might continue in Osogbo either before or after the final political rally for the APC candidate.

According to the source, President Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo, former Ogun State Governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba, the APC National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, and the APC governors will attend the political gathering.

[i]The source disclosed that Ambode would equally depart “to Osogbo, not only because of the political rally, but also due to the extended peace meeting that will likely hold in the state today before or after the political gathering. He will join other APC leaders in the state.[/i]

He said, “Do not forget all the key actors in the Ambode-Tinubu friction will also be in Osogbo. Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, who is the arrowhead of the Mandate Movement, will host them. Allegedly, also, Aregbesola is a major factor in Ambode’s ordeal.

“As a matter of fact, some of these leaders have even gone ahead. Most likely, the APC leaders will revisit the Ambode-Tinubu crisis. The party leaders will take advantage of the Osun rally to end the impasse between Tinubu and his political godson.”

Apart from the peace meeting scheduled to hold in Osogbo today, another source claimed that he spoke with Ambode Sunday night, which according to him, his re-election bid on the platform of the APC had not been foreclosed against the social media reports.

He said, “I spoke with His Excellency Sunday night. From all indications, his re-election has not been foreclosed. All the party leaders are still talking. The party leaders will be going to Osogbo for the final campaign rally of the APC governorship candidate.”

If all peace efforts eventually fail, the source claimed that Ambode would not fight the APC leader even though he had resources “to prosecute such political battle. His Excellency is not thinking of fighting his political godfather because he wants to seek re-election.”

Contrary to some social media reports, the source noted that the governor might not defect to another political platform in pursuit of re-election.

However, according to him, “We are hopeful that the peace meetings will eventually yield meaningful outcome.”

In a related development yesterday, Ambode sent the audience laughing while acknowledging Tinubu at the public presentation of ‘Africa Rise and Shine’, a book by Chairman of Zenith Bank, Chief Jim Ovia.

At the book presentation held at the Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Ambode was invited to speak immediately after the APC leader.

As he mounted the podium, the governor acknowledged virtually all the dignitaries, noting that he was not prepared to give a speech.

“Actually, I did not prepare to come and say anything here. Aside, who am I to speak after the Jagaban has spoken?” he said.

Ambode’s statement elicited uniform reaction from the audience and himself, compelling them to laugh for a brief period before making some remarks on Ovia.

Ambode political future has been uncertain immediately after the Sanwo-Olu and former Lagos State Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, obtained the nomination forms to contest the APC primary scheduled to hold on September 25.

Just after obtaining the nomination form, the Mandate Movement, a political group loyal to the APC national leader, promptly endorsed Sanwo-Olu, the state’s Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions under the administration of former Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) to contest the 2019 governorship poll.

Subsequently, Conference 57, a forum of Chairmen of 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) as well as 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state, signed Sanwo-Olu’s governorship nomination form, claiming that they were acting on the instruction of the APC leader.

Some APC chieftains including former Deputy Chairman of Lagos APC, Cardinal James Odumbaku and former Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mr. Kaoli Olusanya allegedly directed Ambode to return his nomination form or face impeachment at a meeting held at Watercress Hotel, Ikeja Monday night.

With these political dynamics that redefined the state’s governorship race, Buhari, Osinbajo, Oshiomhole, Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu and Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi have at different times intervened in the Ambode-Tinubu standoff without meaningful outcome.


https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/09/18/ambode-weighs-options-as-efforts-to-secure-tinubus-support-fail/amp/


Wetin concerns me with APC
Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by EmirAbj: 9:05am On Sep 18
As Allah SWT Saved Oyo State From The Hand Of The Late Oloosa Molete (Adedibu), So Shall He Save Lagos State From The Hand Of Tinubu And His Group Of Families... Ameen

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by lifestyle1(m): 9:06am On Sep 18
Nothing last forever...


Just know this...
Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by Basalt(m): 9:07am On Sep 18
Alex80s:
Ambode is a coward. It is better he fights and lose not stepping down without resistant. How can a former gov infiltrate your government with traitors? First, he should sack all appointed positions. Stop every contract handled by Tinubu and award to another company. Make a public statement about his actions and Tinubu's greed . With this Tinubu will know that he is a man.

Lol. Indeed, you dont know politics
Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by AgbariOjukwu1: 9:09am On Sep 18
Alex80s:
Ambode is a coward. It is better he fights and lose not stepping down without resistant. How can a former gov infiltrate your government with traitors? First, he should sack all appointed positions. Stop every contract handled by Tinubu and award to another company. Make a public statement about his actions and Tinubu's greed . With this Tinubu will know that he is a man.

Lol, Potor advice grin grin

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by Centcanada: 9:10am On Sep 18
I see Lagos state being takeover by unknown man. Ambode will win only if he goes to other party, probably PDP. Take note!
Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by gypsey(m): 9:12am On Sep 18
Acidosis:

If Ambode eventually gets the APC ticket, Lagosians should forget good governance in the second term.
Absolutely, because he will end up paying back to his Godfather Tinubu for the whole 4 years.


Tinubu will control everything Ambode does if Ambode wins.

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by Kulas: 9:13am On Sep 18
Chei,Yorubas and the established rule of serving a "mini god" politician and licking his yash.Thats why i love my igbo brothers,this cant happen in any igbo speaking state where only one man will be dictating who is going to be governor ,tufiakwa!.Where is then the definition of democracy?.I repeat ,no single man can try it in igbo land,we are not coward but courageous people.Ambode should man up and break this "stu:pid jink" and set lagosians free from mini god politician

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by Lordofthewest(m): 9:15am On Sep 18
Lol..courageous you say? And why are your leaders begging bubu upandan, where's the almighty lord Nnamdi kunu?.That's how you wawa pigs take actions without thinking then cry later. What did you do when Theodore orji was running abia like his father's property? And why are you pigs crying more than the bereaved? What have you done about orji uzor Kalu that looted abia and now he's going about kissing fulani ass thinking they'll make him president?..THR GREATEST COWARDS IN HISTORY ARE THE FLATHEADSs FROM BIAFURO
Kulas:
Chei,Yorubas and the established rule of serving a "mini god" politician and licking his yash.Thats why i love my igbo brothers,this cant happen in any igbo speaking state where only one man will be dictating who is going to be governor ,tufiakwa!.Where is then the definition of democracy?.I repeat ,no single man can try it in igbo land,we are not coward but courageous people.Ambode should man up and break this "stu:pid jink" and set lagosians free from mini god politician

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by itswell1: 9:17am On Sep 18
Government should send the fighter jets to Borno , we don't need them for display for independence celebration in Abuja.

Our troops need them 8n Borno to crush Boko Haram.
Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by Noel1: 9:19am On Sep 18
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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by romenna: 9:20am On Sep 18
AMBODE u better define your future by urself!
It's better to fight and die than to die like a coward

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by moufan(m): 9:21am On Sep 18
EmirAbj:
As Allah SWT Saved Oyo State From The Hand Of The Late Oloosa Molete (Adedibu), So Shall He Save Lagos State From The Hand Of Tinubu And His Group Of Families... Ameen
amin,ya rab

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by cmikel: 9:22am On Sep 18
TINUBU TRYING TO ARMTWIST AMBODE BC ABODE IS BECOMING TOO POPULAR AND TREAT TO HIM TINUBU'S T 2023 PRESIDENTIAL AMBITION

TINUBU WIL NOT SPEAK IN THE OPEN BUT WILL USE HIS MACHINERIES AGIANST AMBODE IN THE SECRET
[b][/b]

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by FitnessAndGoodL: 9:23am On Sep 18
cool
Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by madridsta007(m): 9:23am On Sep 18
Alex80s:
Ambode is a coward. It is better he fights and lose not stepping down without resistant. How can a former gov infiltrate your government with traitors? First, he should sack all appointed positions. Stop every contract handled by Tinubu and award to another company. Make a public statement about his actions and Tinubu's greed . With this Tinubu will know that he is a man.

Not sure if it is wise to arrogate this move of bravodo to someone like Ambode. Bode is a cowardly puppet.

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Re: Ambode Weighs Options As Efforts To Secure Tinubu’s Support Fail by EmirAbj: 9:24am On Sep 18
moufan:
amin,ya rab

Thank u Bro

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