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Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by dre11(m): 7:33am On Sep 20, 2018
Hope rises for Ambode as Tinubu mulls pardon

• Sanwo-Olu says no stepping down

• Agbaje returns to guber race in PDP



By Seye Olumide



Fortune may smile on Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) steps up pressure on National Leader Bola Tinubu to back the incumbent’s re-election.The duo has been at loggerheads, with Tinubu supporting a former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, ahead of the September 29 primary to select the party’s flag-bearer.

Sanwo-Olu reportedly has the nod of the powerful Mandate Group, which is loyal to Tinubu.But indications that the crisis might be resolved in favour of Ambode became apparent following a meeting attended by President Muhammadu Buhari and some APC governors on Tuesday.

This was at the mega rally for Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, APC’s aspirant in Saturday’s Osun State gubernatorial election. The party’s leadership was said to have pleaded with Tinubu to let go of his grievances and allow Ambode return for a second term.It was learnt that former governors of Osun and Ogun States, Chief Bisi Akande and Aremo Segun Osoba, started the peace overture, as they led Ambode to entreat the national leader.

The move might have been pre-planned, as Ambode rarely attends such occasions. His appearance in Osogbo, alongside his wife Bolanle, therefore gave rise to this suspicion. Sources said Tinubu, out of respect for Akande and Osoba, promised to let pass his grouse. But with a condition: his political loyalists in Lagos, who have made up their minds that Ambode must go, must be consulted.

The two advocates then led the incumbent to Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who is perhaps the closest loyalist of Tinubu. On the advice of the former governors, Ambode was said to have prostrated pleadingly, while the Osun governor expressed his grudges and those of Lagos party members. He also explained why the members insisted they wanted Ambode out.

One of the sins Aregbesola noted was Ambode’s alleged moves to destroy his (Aregbesola’s) political structure in Lagos West, especially in Alimosho. He said Ambode kept him waiting for several hours when he visited the Lagos government house. He further accused Ambode of vindictiveness towards party members that aided his emergence as governor in 2015. Aregbesola however reportedly promised Akande and Osoba that he would look into the matter.

At the meeting with Buhari and the APC governors, sources said Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu led the plea with Tinubu. “It is not in the culture of Hausa people to prostrate. What we normally do is express respect to our elders or leaders by saying Ranka Dade. But today, I am going to break that protocol,” he reportedly said, and prostrated.

Unable to hold his emotions, the national leader burst into tears, at which point, Buhari stood up, moved closer to Tinubu, and implored him to give Ambode a second chance.Consequently, Tinubu called for a meeting of the Governors Advisory Council (GAC) to hold yesterday, the outcome of which would determine the incumbent’s fate.


Before the Osogbo meeting, pointers that the crisis could be resolved in Ambode’s favour were already in the public domain, as some APC members cautioned that the party could be stretching its luck too far, if it denies the incumbent a ticket.Another signal a resolution would be struck before next week’s primary was yesterday’s return by contractors to some road project sites in the state. Work had stopped as soon as news broke that Tinubu wasn’t backing Ambode.

The Guardian could not reach Akande or Osoba to confirm their role in resolving the matter. Also, the party’s spokesman in Lagos, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, confirmed that the GAC meeting would hold but denied knowledge of the Osun peace parley.But Mr. Tayo Ayinde, the director general of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu Campaign Organisation, said there had not been any resolution, stressing that his principal was not ready to step down for anybody.

“It is the party and not Tinubu that said other aspirants should contest the governorship ticket. There is no iota of truth in the narrative that APC governors and President Buhari prevailed on Tinubu to reverse the decision.


]There is no going back on the Sanwo-Olu ambition. The national leader did not instruct us to back out and he wouldn’t even say so because it is a party affair, not individual. My aspirant is going ahead to participate in the direct primary,” Ayinde said.

Meanwhile, the Lagos chapter of Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) has expressed readiness to offer Ambode a ticket, if he is sidelined by the APC.In a related development, the 2015 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, yesterday declared his desire to contest next year’s election.

He told The Guardian that he hoped the PDP would take advantage of the crisis in the APC to win the poll. Twenty years of the APC ruling in Lagos is enough, “the party must be shown the way out next year,” he said. He further denied crisis in the state PDP chapter, saying the party remains unruffled despite the defection of its immediate past state chairman, Mr. Moshood Salvador.



https://m.guardian.ng/politics/hope-rises-for-ambode-as-tinubu-mulls-pardon/

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 7:34am On Sep 20, 2018
grin is tinubu that foolish to think the northt would handover power to him come 2023, even if APC wins next year??


How they hail am as the best politician they baffle me, he seems too dull for me

Now Ambode go sign fresh contract grin fart coward

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by Elayna(f): 7:36am On Sep 20, 2018
The empire called tinubu is about to fall

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by Nobody: 7:37am On Sep 20, 2018
This country is truly a joke, a shithole at that. grin

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by Drakkernoir: 7:40am On Sep 20, 2018
They should make up already and let's face more important issues joor

I'm sure Ambode is gonna sign some serious documents which in turn will make him a lame duck

Errand boy undecided undecided

All hail the JAGAGBAN of our time.

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by Nobody: 7:41am On Sep 20, 2018
Crocodile tears grin

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by ashjay001(m): 7:42am On Sep 20, 2018
Ambode doesn't look like someone that learn lessons!

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by gaby(m): 8:02am On Sep 20, 2018
lol...comedy central...always reaching you live from the stable of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

You guys just sit comfortably at a table and keep playing the citizens as pawns and seeds in a ludo game to satisfy your insatiable narcissistic egos.

Posterity shall hand out to you guys according to your works worth.

Enjoy my siggy

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by globemoney: 8:03am On Sep 20, 2018
Tinubu must be crying at what his alliance with APC has caused him. His decision is now being contested by a president, governors and party. Too bad.

All igbos need to stop supporting Ambode the Akure man who is the most tribalistic Governor to govern Lagos state. Ambode is the most anti-Igbo Lagos governor, he does not deserve another term, he needs to go!

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by BonkoINC: 8:04am On Sep 20, 2018
Pix or I don't believe it.
Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by PassingShot(m): 8:04am On Sep 20, 2018
Tears from the betrayal?

Tears caused by the challenge of going back on his stance?

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by Firefire(m): 8:11am On Sep 20, 2018
I know is a crocodile tears.

Omije kikoro await all looters of our common wealth in the name of leadership/rulership.

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by Rilwayne001: 8:14am On Sep 20, 2018
CROWNWEALTH019:
grin is tinubu that foolish to think the northt would handover power to him come 2023, even if APC wins next year??
If they don't handover to him, who would they hand it over to? Nnamdi Kanu or you?

How they hail am as the best politician they baffle me, he seems too dull for me
Too dull for you? He was the brain behind GEJ defeat in the South West, you know? Is there any other influential politician as him in South West? Really you still think he's dull?
Most likely, you're the dull one here.

Now Ambode go sign fresh contract grin fart coward
Kee yourself tongue

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by Rilwayne001: 8:17am On Sep 20, 2018
globemoney:
Tinubu must be crying at what his alliance with APC has caused him. His decision is now being contested by a president, governors and party. Too bad. All igbos need to stop supporting Ambode the Akure man who is the most tribalistic Governor to govern Lagos state. Ambode is the most anti-Igbo Lagos governor, he does not deserve another term, he needs to go!

Must Igbo leave their potopoto land for Lagos?
Why don't you go and chase him away :- undecided undecided undecided

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by HoluwarTohbar(f): 8:25am On Sep 20, 2018
Rilwayne001:


Must Igbo leave their potopoto land for Lagos?
Why don't you go and chase him away :- undecided undecided undecided
Shut up! Igbos own Lagos!

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by Racoon(m): 8:33am On Sep 20, 2018
Just imagine what these politicians have turned politics & governance into I continue to regret being a Nigerian.

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by FarahAideed: 8:53am On Sep 20, 2018
If he does not give Ambode second term he is finished and if he gives him second term he is also finished , infact no matter which way it goes Tinubu hold over Lagos is coming to it's end

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by RevenGeMission: 9:02am On Sep 20, 2018
That's good news, I hate that they had a rift, but Ambode has done well and even though it's not a person's family heirloom. He deserves another term, at least Lagosians think so

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by rawtouch: 9:05am On Sep 20, 2018
hmmm
Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by ngadaAwo: 9:14am On Sep 20, 2018
Tinubu is a bastard drug dealing vagabond

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by teekay213(m): 9:39am On Sep 20, 2018
How will someone be in control of a state as big as Lagos for 20 years?

Even other States in the country has had a change of power since 1999

And mind you Lagos is a multi ethnicultural state, they is no tribe in this country that you will not find in Lagos.

So how come this landlord has been able to capture Lagos to be his property for so long?

Later they will say "eko o gba gbere" Lagos doesn't take rubbish.

U na don take this o

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by seunmsg(m): 10:10am On Sep 20, 2018

The move might have been pre-planned, as Ambode rarely attends such occasions. His appearance in Osogbo, alongside his wife Bolanle, therefore gave rise to this suspicion.

Tinubu was able to build a very strong and formidable political family/structure from Lagos by supporting the party in all the south western states and in fact, in all other parts of Nigeria where allies can be found. Ambode is the governor of same Lagos but rarely attends political events in support of his own party and political family in the south west, not to talk of other parts of the country. Says a lot about his political leadership capacity. I hope he gets the chance to go for a second term and correct all his mistakes. In politics and even in all aspect of life, it is not always advisable to bite the fingers that fed you.

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by Quidquopro: 10:11am On Sep 20, 2018
Why?

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by Quidquopro: 10:19am On Sep 20, 2018
CROWNWEALTH019:
grin is tinubu that foolish to think the northt would handover power to him come 2023, even if APC wins next year??


How they hail am as the best politician they baffle me, he seems too dull for me

Now Ambode go sign fresh contract grin fart coward

Fresh contract When it took PMB and Atiku Bugudu to prostrate and beg Tinubu for him to change his stance
Come on, don't be dull!

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by Quidquopro: 10:21am On Sep 20, 2018
seunmsg:


Tinubu was able to build a very strong and formidable political family/structure from Lagos by supporting the party in all the south western states and in fact, in all other parts of Nigeria where allies can be found. Ambode is the governor of same Lagos but rarely attends political events in support of his own party and political family in the south west, not to talk of other parts of the country. Says a lot about his political leadership capacity. I hope he gets the chance to go for a second term and correct all his mistakes. In politics and even in all aspect of life, it is not always advisable to bite the fingers that fed you.

Ambode focussed too much on governance forgetting it would NEVER be enough.
He also overrelied on Tinubu.

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Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by Nobody: 10:44am On Sep 20, 2018
grin

Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by awa(m): 10:45am On Sep 20, 2018
Hmmm....what a drama
Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by YorubaEmir: 10:45am On Sep 20, 2018
cheesy
Re: Ambode: Tinubu Burst Into Tears At Meeting With Buhari & APC Governors- Guardian by Factfinder1(m): 10:45am On Sep 20, 2018
Were are pictures of him crying else this is a big fat lie

Wait oooh does lagos belong to tinubu?? What's his problem

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