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Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by happney65: 7:30am On Sep 20, 2018
"The battle on who gets the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State continued on Wednesday with the party leadership mounting pressure on the incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to drop his second term bid and endorse his opponent, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Sanwo-Olu came into reckoning in Lagos politics after he obtained the state governorship form last Tuesday and immediately got the backing of the Mandate Movement in the Lagos APC.

The Mandate Movement is led by the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who was Ambode’s political godfather.

The chairmen of the 57 councils had also declared support for Sanwo-Olu.

The governor and Tinubu have been in the news in the past few days because of an alleged rift over the second term bid of Ambode.

Tinubu had refused to back Ambode’s second term ambition despite pleas by notable people in the state and the country.

Sanwo-Olu, a former commissioner in the state, on Sunday formally declared his intention to vie for the Lagos State governorship ticket of the APC, promising to restore the glory of the state when he was voted in as the governor.

Notable APC leaders in the state, who were either allies of Tinubu or his followers, were at the declaration.

On Monday, Ambode’s wife, Bolanle had tried to save her husband’s job when she met with Tinubu in Osun State and tried to pacify him to change his mind. The meeting did not yield positive result.

Our correspondent learnt that both the state and national leaders of the party met on Wednesday and mounted pressure on the Lagos governor to accept the decision of the state party leaders.

It was gathered that Ambode, however, told them that he would prefer to go ahead with the direct primary option of the party in the state.

A source said, “Ambode was told to step down and forget his second term ambition. He was told to publicly endorse Sanwo-Olu as his successor. He was promised a ministerial appointment after the APC might have won the presidential election. He was even told to pick a ministry of his choice.

“But Ambode seemed not to be pleased with the directives of the leaders as he declined the ministerial dangle. He also told them to allow the APC primary process to continue as planned. For now, the meeting is still continuing and there is no compromise in sight.”

Our correspondent also learnt on Wednesday that Ambode had instructed his camp not to speak to any journalist and wait for the electoral process to pan out.

“We told him that he might likely lose if he decided not to fight back, but he just smiled,” another source said.

However, it was gathered that the state APC leaders were still insisting that Ambode must go as of Wednesday evening.

Also, it was gathered that the meeting of the Governor’s Advisory Council, the APC’s highest advisory political organ, which held in Lagos, did not discuss Ambode’s issue.

It was gathered that the body was supposed to advise the party on the choice between Ambode and Sanwo-Olu and its implication for the party.

There had been reports that the verdict of the body would seal the fate of both Ambode and Sanwo-Olu.

A source said the meeting merely took briefing on the three aspirants – Ambode, Sanwo-Olu and Dr Femi Hamzat – and later discussed Osun State governorship election.

The body was also said to have advised the party to shift the primary to September 29, 2018, instead of the September 25 it planned to hold the primary.

The source said, “Asiwaju, the governor, as well as the two other aspirants, were not present at the meeting. A briefing on the profile of the aspirants was taken and advice was given that the primary be shifted to September 29.

“The body will meet again on Saturday when members will discuss more on the aspirants.”

Pro-Ambode demonstration holds in Lagos

Meanwhile, some residents of Lagos State took to the street on Wednesday to protest against Tinubu’s refusal to back Ambode

The protesters, who stormed the secretariat of the Ikeja Local Government Area in Ikeja, said the incumbent governor deserved automatic ticket.

One of the protesters, Mr Charles Akube, said Ambode’s infrastructural development projects were enough to earn him a second term.

He said, “Tinubu should not use politics to spoil the development going on in Lagos. Ambode has done enough to get a second term.”

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by ShobayoEmma(m): 7:34am On Sep 20, 2018
Why? Is it because he's a christian? First time a christian is a governor of Lagos and all these travail despite the man is performing. Apcheat indeed.
Buhari, a good man with bad intentions.

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Elayna(f): 7:35am On Sep 20, 2018
I will advice Ambode to rush and obtain state assembly form
He can go for Counstitency in 2019 election
Money no dey sweet for one man's pocket

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Nobody: 7:36am On Sep 20, 2018
If Ambode goes down without a fight, I will personally seek his children out and tell them not to ever forgive their coward father because he's a fowl.

Ambode has always looked cowardly in my eyes until he started performing, then I began to think that appearance is sometimes not actually reality. But events of past days has confirmed he truly is a coward.

What does he want to gain from this cowardice? A senatorial seat? Security for his investment? Does anyone know what?

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Pabloosas(m): 7:40am On Sep 20, 2018
tongue
Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by HolyClement001(m): 7:40am On Sep 20, 2018
fail leadership
Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Nobody: 7:40am On Sep 20, 2018
Useless power drunk old men holding the people of Lagos hostage.


I spit on this generation


I spit on Lagos state


I spit on APC


I spit on PDP


We need what happened in Rwanda precisely in Nigeria

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by sacramento1212: 7:41am On Sep 20, 2018
Which one are we to believe? Punch or Independent undecided

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by ChangetheChange: 7:41am On Sep 20, 2018
Ambode was told to step down and forget his second term ambition. He was told to publicly endorse Sanwo-Olu as his successor. He was promised a ministerial appointment after the APC might have won the presidential election. He was even told to pick a ministry of his choice.
This is humiliation of the highest order
They have turned Ambode to a house boy, Ambode made a big mistake by not building his own political structures the moment he came in as governor so he won't pushed around, that was what Fashola did by creating a JUSTICE GROUP in Lagos APC to rival Tinubu's Mandate group, that's why Tinubu has no option but to back Fashola for second term, cos Fahsola had structure on Ground to defect to PDP and win his re-election in 2011

If Ambode is not allowed to come back as governor , he should wreck havoc on Tinubu by aligning with Fashola, the opposition and other lagos APC members who want to set lagos free from Tinubu madness

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Franzinni: 7:41am On Sep 20, 2018
am bode should just step aside or fight like a man.... Because even if they pity him and install him... The people will already see him as a lily bellied agama lizard


He should bow out with what is left of his dignity.... But then who am i to understand what power can do to a man?

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by honourablelumis: 7:41am On Sep 20, 2018
Ambo o o o Amboo

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Ciscogod(m): 7:42am On Sep 20, 2018
ShobayoEmma:
Why? Is it because he's a christian? First time a christian is a governor of Lagos and all these travail despite the man is performing. Apcheat indeed.
Buhari, a good man with bad intentions.

Bro. Its politics btw father and Son, Same thing happened to Fashola. It will be settled.

Religion has nothing to do with this.

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by YoungLionken(m): 7:42am On Sep 20, 2018
APC is a joke in this country, if I were Ambode, I would have changed it against them;dump their guud for nothing party, reveal their dirty secrets and turn Lagosians against them! Make Ambode no go dull o, He's the governor.

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Nobody: 7:42am On Sep 20, 2018
ShobayoEmma:
Why? Is it because he's a christian? First time a christian is a governor of Lagos and all these travail despite the man is performing. Apcheat indeed.
Buhari, a good man with bad intentions.

It's too early, ogheni

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Davidfash10000: 7:42am On Sep 20, 2018
Ok
Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Pato042: 7:42am On Sep 20, 2018
Ghen Ghen
Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Nobody: 7:42am On Sep 20, 2018
Lol this country is truly a joke
Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Mmlanrehh(m): 7:43am On Sep 20, 2018
This is Nigeria
Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by SocialJustice: 7:43am On Sep 20, 2018
We are tired of this drama abeg, spare us.

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by seedgreen(m): 7:43am On Sep 20, 2018
So many contradicting news on this subject. Make the primary self come and go make we know those wey we wan defeat.
Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by benben1000: 7:43am On Sep 20, 2018
Which news are we to believe? I thought the issue has bee settled? Dr. Agbaje warming up!
Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by PassingShot(m): 7:44am On Sep 20, 2018
ShobayoEmma:
Why? Is it because he's a christian? First time a christian is a governor of Lagos and all these travail despite the man is performing. Apcheat indeed.
Buhari, a good man with bad intentions.
Na wa o. How some of you dey like to cause religion problem sef?

Is Sanwo-Olu a Muslim?

Common sense is a rarity on this forum o.

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by israelmao(m): 7:44am On Sep 20, 2018
It is high time to demystify the mystic Tinubu and stop his hijack of egalitarian democracy.

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by mightguy(m): 7:44am On Sep 20, 2018
The almighty governor Ambode whom the lagosians ave been making mouth about suddenly turned incompetent. Chai. I pity yorubqs

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Wiseandtrue(f): 7:44am On Sep 20, 2018
It's a pity that the party has a huge say at the primaries if not Lagosians wants Ambode back to finish a lot of project he started!

He is not a saint but he can improve!

He took on a lot of road projects at the same time which left the state messy!

The PSP issue should also be resolve ASAP!

in fact Ambode has a lot of leaf to borrow from Fashola! It will not reduce you! It's called CONTINUITY!

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by ChangetheChange: 7:44am On Sep 20, 2018
PassingShot:

Na wa o. How some of you dey like to cause religion problem sef?

Is Sanwo-Olu a Muslim?

Common sense is a rarity on this forum o.

Sanwolu is confirm muslim

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Millz404(m): 7:44am On Sep 20, 2018
This ambode sef na mumu.... Go another party jare, use you governor power pull strings

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by tammie24: 7:44am On Sep 20, 2018
Tinubu is a big hypocrite!

He wants Buhari to spend 8years
He himself was there for 8yrs
And he doesn't want another person to do same
Why is he campaigning for Buhari even when Ambode clearly performed very well in Lagos
As compared to buhari's performance as president

Ambode should call his bluff!

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by Lomprico2: 7:44am On Sep 20, 2018
If he steps down, that will be the end of his political career. He wont be looked as as a man again!

If na me hmm! I go throw shit for ceiling fan and make sure e touch everybody!

Ambo should contact ngige for lessons on how to say NO to god fatherism.

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Re: Tinubu, APC Mount Pressure On Ambode To Step Down, Endorse Sanwo-olu by tammie24: 7:44am On Sep 20, 2018
So it doesn't matter that Ambode has worked so hard in Lagos
Then what matters to Tinubu?

Lagosians should give thanks to God

This may the end of Tinubu selfish reign in Lagos

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