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2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by nairavsdollars(f): 7:15am On Sep 18
* Crisis About Vested Interests, Not Lagosians Welfare -Odumakin

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

The formal declaration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, on Sunday, may have finally put paid to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s chances of securing a second term in office, Daily Independent has learnt.

Multiple sources in the party told our correspondent on Monday that the governor was in Abuja last weekend making a frantic bid to prevail on party leaders to persuade Asiwaju Bola Tinubu not to allow the declaration to proceed.

“The rally was scheduled to hold at Skypower, opposite Police College in Ikeja, but the leaders of the Mandate Group who are solidly behind Sanwo-Olu, got a hint that there are plans to disrupt the event. That was when they agreed to move it to City Hall on Lagos Island,” said a party leader who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Speaking further, he said: “When Ambode’s people got wind of the fact that the rally will no longer take place at Police College on Saturday evening, they thought Asiwaju (Tinubu) had instructed them to stop the Sanwo-Olu project and collapse the structure for the embattled governor.

“However, much to their chagrin, the rally went ahead and even surpassed their expectations because many party bigwigs flew in from Abuja to attend the declaration.

“Even Senator Ashafa who was one of the three senators who had earlier endorsed Ambode was seated on the high table on Sanwo-Olu’s declaration. That goes to tell you that there is no going back on this project.

“With the declaration by Sanwo-Olu and inauguration of his campaign committee, Governor Ambode must be kidding to believe there is any hope for him to get the support of the Mandate Group again. He is 90 percent gone.”

Also speaking with our correspondent, a leader in the Mandate Group said the governor’s fate had been sealed a long time ago after he failed to address the complaints and grievances of party leaders whose economic lifelines had been gravely affected by his policies.

He said he was aware that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of APC, was with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Sunday evening but he (Tinubu) was still insisting that he would respect the decision of the party elders who were against Ambode’s re-election.

“The governor’s case has been decided a long time ago. Nothing can change anything again. We gave him ample time to correct his steps but I think pride overtook him and he chose to forget his source, those who assisted him to where he is.

“It is not about the party elders or Asiwaju Tinubu. It is about Lagosians who are bearing the brunt of Ambode’s policies. Look at the refuse heaps everywhere which could have led to a great epidemic if not that something drastic was done by Asiwaju who quickly intervened,” the source said.

When asked if the political situation would not affect the party’s chances in the forthcoming general elections, he said: “It will not affect APC’s chances at all. Lagos APC is one united family. Wherever Asiwaju leads us, we go.

“He has told us it is Muhammadu Buhari for presidency and Jide Sanwo-Olu for governor. On that we stand, and Lagosians are with us on this.”

Speaking with Daily Independent, Yinka Odumakin said the crisis between Governor Ambode and the party leaders in Lagos was all about vested interests and not about the welfare of Lagosians.

“It is their internal affairs. They have been conducting their affairs in Lagos and it is now a normal thing every four years. Remember what happened during the second term of Babatunde Fashola. I think they have to sort themselves out.

“Lagosians will have to make up their minds at the polls whether they are enjoying what is happening in their state and they want a continuity of such or they want a change totally different from what they have now.

“Because what is at play is clearly vested interests. Sheer vested interests. In Lagos today, you can count the number of roads that are motorable. That has been the same tendency since about 20 years ago.

“When you remove Bourdillon Road, Igando Road, Kudirat Abiola Road and you ply other roads, if you bring a brand new car to Lagos in one year, you will start changing shock absorbers. That has not featured in their arguments.

“There are schools in Lagos today where students still sit on bare floors. Look at the huge refuse we see in most parts of Lagos State today.

“I don’t know anywhere in Lagos today where people drink pipe-borne water. The last time I used water in my former house was in 2005 and a human finger came out of the tap. Yet that has not come up in the whole of this argument.

“So, it is all about vested interests. It is not about Lagosians.”
https://independent.ng/2019-how-sanwo-olus-formal-declaration-sealed-ambodes-fate/

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by niceprof: 7:18am On Sep 18
...a leader in the Mandate Group said the governor’s fate had been sealed a long time ago after he failed to address the complaints and grievances of party leaders whose economic lifelines had been gravely affected by his policies. So this is their sole reason?SMH

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by BigbamoAYO(m): 7:22am On Sep 18
4 yrs is okay,let someone else try his luck

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by Racoon(m): 7:24am On Sep 18
When one door closes then another one will be opened.

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by Oritzy: 7:31am On Sep 18
Hmmmm na wah ooo

Shey they said Oshomole is against Godfatherism?

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by Albinoflash(m): 7:35am On Sep 18
So tinubu is this powerful in apc,sori ambo just force a transfer to anoda party b4 window closes

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by dulux07(m): 7:57am On Sep 18
Nah, it sealed Apc's fate.

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by wingmanII: 9:18am On Sep 18
niceprof:
...a leader in the Mandate Group said the governor’s fate had been sealed a long time ago after he failed to address the complaints and grievances of party leaders whose economic lifelines had been gravely affected by his policies. So this is their sole reason?SMH

That is all. "complaints and grievances of party leaders whose economic lifelines had been gravely affected by his policies."
Yet some dimwits will defend Tinubu and his cohorts to the moon and back. Stupid zombies!

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by Kidspirit(m): 9:40am On Sep 18
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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by estyvino(m): 9:42am On Sep 18
Just imagining what Ambode must have done wrong.

Let him defect to other party, pdp will be good idea, after all, the Lagocians love him.

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by talozu: 9:42am On Sep 18
amobode might not come back again o

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by rozayx5(m): 9:42am On Sep 18
How a whole Lag is controlled by tinubu downplays their intelligence

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by pejuakinab: 9:43am On Sep 18
Chop make another person also chop.
That's the only way political blood money you people are competing for can circulate.

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by moufan(m): 9:44am On Sep 18
i don't know any sanwo rubbish.

it's ambode or nobody

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by oshe11: 9:44am On Sep 18
We are tired of Ambode oooo


If the Foolish Yorubas in Lagos cant discern whats good or bad by theirselves, then they should keep being Tinubu's slaves for all I care

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by OhiOfIhima: 9:44am On Sep 18
Tinubu still have Lagos as his own... Primary will decide but how transparent will it be...
Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by Godjone(m): 9:45am On Sep 18
ambode is a fool, he is not a man. may be his wife will be better than him. foolish idiot allowing one old fool to rule his life for him

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by otunde527: 9:45am On Sep 18
Let them contest in the same party with direct primaries and we will see the outcome


Pay yuan directly to Chinese bank account

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by sexdoll: 9:46am On Sep 18
let him decamp to PDP sharperly na. cheesy

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by yeyeboi(m): 9:46am On Sep 18
Ok
Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by NJPot(m): 9:46am On Sep 18
nairavsdollars:
* Crisis About Vested Interests, Not Lagosians Welfare -Odumakin

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

The formal declaration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, on Sunday, may have finally put paid to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s chances of securing a second term in office, Daily Independent has learnt.

Multiple sources in the party told our correspondent on Monday that the governor was in Abuja last weekend making a frantic bid to prevail on party leaders to persuade Asiwaju Bola Tinubu not to allow the declaration to proceed.

“The rally was scheduled to hold at Skypower, opposite Police College in Ikeja, but the leaders of the Mandate Group who are solidly behind Sanwo-Olu, got a hint that there are plans to disrupt the event. That was when they agreed to move it to City Hall on Lagos Island,” said a party leader who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Speaking further, he said: “When Ambode’s people got wind of the fact that the rally will no longer take place at Police College on Saturday evening, they thought Asiwaju (Tinubu) had instructed them to stop the Sanwo-Olu project and collapse the structure for the embattled governor.

“However, much to their chagrin, the rally went ahead and even surpassed their expectations because many party bigwigs flew in from Abuja to attend the declaration.

“Even Senator Ashafa who was one of the three senators who had earlier endorsed Ambode was seated on the high table on Sanwo-Olu’s declaration. That goes to tell you that there is no going back on this project.

“With the declaration by Sanwo-Olu and inauguration of his campaign committee, Governor Ambode must be kidding to believe there is any hope for him to get the support of the Mandate Group again. He is 90 percent gone.”

Also speaking with our correspondent, a leader in the Mandate Group said the governor’s fate had been sealed a long time ago after he failed to address the complaints and grievances of party leaders whose economic lifelines had been gravely affected by his policies.

He said he was aware that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of APC, was with Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Sunday evening but he (Tinubu) was still insisting that he would respect the decision of the party elders who were against Ambode’s re-election.

“The governor’s case has been decided a long time ago. Nothing can change anything again. We gave him ample time to correct his steps but I think pride overtook him and he chose to forget his source, those who assisted him to where he is.

“It is not about the party elders or Asiwaju Tinubu. It is about Lagosians who are bearing the brunt of Ambode’s policies. Look at the refuse heaps everywhere which could have led to a great epidemic if not that something drastic was done by Asiwaju who quickly intervened,” the source said.

When asked if the political situation would not affect the party’s chances in the forthcoming general elections, he said: “It will not affect APC’s chances at all. Lagos APC is one united family. Wherever Asiwaju leads us, we go.

“He has told us it is Muhammadu Buhari for presidency and Jide Sanwo-Olu for governor. On that we stand, and Lagosians are with us on this.”

Speaking with Daily Independent, Yinka Odumakin said the crisis between Governor Ambode and the party leaders in Lagos was all about vested interests and not about the welfare of Lagosians.

“It is their internal affairs. They have been conducting their affairs in Lagos and it is now a normal thing every four years. Remember what happened during the second term of Babatunde Fashola. I think they have to sort themselves out.

“Lagosians will have to make up their minds at the polls whether they are enjoying what is happening in their state and they want a continuity of such or they want a change totally different from what they have now.

“Because what is at play is clearly vested interests. Sheer vested interests. In Lagos today, you can count the number of roads that are motorable. That has been the same tendency since about 20 years ago.

“When you remove Bourdillon Road, Igando Road, Kudirat Abiola Road and you ply other roads, if you bring a brand new car to Lagos in one year, you will start changing shock absorbers. That has not featured in their arguments.

“There are schools in Lagos today where students still sit on bare floors. Look at the huge refuse we see in most parts of Lagos State today.

“I don’t know anywhere in Lagos today where people drink pipe-borne water. The last time I used water in my former house was in 2005 and a human finger came out of the tap. Yet that has not come up in the whole of this argument.


Afonja people and rituals. Someone opened tap water and a human finger came out of the tap. Yoruba, I salute una.

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by nozupak: 9:46am On Sep 18
4years is enough hmmmnnn......release the floor to someone else
Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by Sirpaul(m): 9:47am On Sep 18
who's this sanwo olu a fowl or a malu... Rubbish

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by Opeade939(f): 9:47am On Sep 18
So no second term for Mr Ambode Politics is a dirty game.

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by ariesbull: 9:48am On Sep 18
What the fùck is this...Ambode everytime ...why must we overheat the polity. Ambode has options and they are

1. To contest via APC
2. To contest via other parties
3. To just do one tenure and run away without a fight


Enough of this.... We have enough other states . Of the South West wants one man to decide their destiny so it is , but they should stop this disturbance


Ambode has options ....they are many

He can fight his wars like Ekweremadu and Sarki
Or show his strength like Wike


He should man up jhoor

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Re: 2019: How Sanwo-olu’s Formal Declaration Finally Sealed Ambode’s Fate by Nobody: 9:48am On Sep 18
But my question is this; why do these people always want more in Office? Do you think it's because of the poor?

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