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Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by 17Ebiscoo: 10:15pm On Sep 30, 2018
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a Lagos governorship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC), has responded to claims made by the state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, during his world press conference on Sunday.

Sanwo-Olu, in a statement sent to DAILY POST, called for respect and insisted that “my pursuit of office will continue to be based upon issues that matter to Lagosians and not on attacks against someone’s character, even when he attack mine”.

He also stated that he has forgiven Ambode ahead of Monday’s primary and “hopes he regains his balance and proper comportment no matter the outcome of tomorrow’s contest”.

The full statement read: “Let it be heard by all that I hold the people of Lagos state with great respect and affection. Their welfare is my utmost concern and it is what drives my pursuit for the governorship nomination of the APC. As such, I also hold the office of governor of our state in high esteem. I shall never consciously do anything that will undermine the dignity of the office nor will I engage in personal attacks against the holder of that officer. My pursuit of office will continue to be based upon issues that matter to Lagosians and not on attacks against someone’s character, even when he attack mine. For anyone to engage in unwarranted character attacks against me, reveals more about that person’s character than it says about mine.

“Thus, I felt sad for Lagos as I watched Press Conference by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Many things he said was beneath the dignity of our people and the exalted office he now holds. Perhaps the tension and anxiety of the moment got the better of him. If given a chance at cooler reflection of what he said, I am sure he would regret his descent into such low conduct. In this vein, I forgive him and hope he regains his balance and proper comportment no matter the outcome of tomorrow’s contest. After all, we are both here to improve Lagos not to wrestle in its streets.

“However, I must clear up some inaccuracies in the Governor’s statement. His allegation of that I was arrested for spending fake dollars at a night club in the United States was untrue. In fact, the governor knows I travelled to the United States just last month. I would not have been allowed to travel or even get a visa if I had been involved in what the Governor falsely alleged.

“That the Governor claimed I underwent some unidentified type of “rehabilitation” at the Gbagada General Hospital was also shameless and untrue. Promulgation of salacious rumor should not be part of the job description of a governor. This is not the stuff of high office. People should question whether itis ethically right for the Governor to turn what should beconfidential medical information about a citizen into a weapon of political warfare? But for avoidance of doubt, let it be stated that I never received any treatment whatsoever at the Gbagada General Hospital.

“Today, instead of making a convincing defense of his performance, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode sought to sow fear into the hearts of Lagosians.

“But Lagosians are an intelligent and brave people. They can see through the smoke and the fog. I am here not to tear my opponent down but to help build Lagos up. With me, you will hear about progress on education, health, sanitation, proper tax levels, economic development, infrastructure, jobs, public services and other things that enhance the lives of people. I am a serious person and this primary is a serious matter. I have not the time or inclination to attack character when there are so many real issues to address.

“We will continue to focus on the issues that matter in the lives of the people of Lagos. Lagosians want an answer to the sanitation crisis cast loss of jobs caused by Mr. Ambode’s Visionscape misadventure. Our people will want to know why Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has not been able to build a single General Hospital in the State when his immediate predecessor Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) built 11 General Hospitals. Lagosians are waiting to hear what our solutions are. They want to know why hundreds of competent civil servants got summarily dismissed and how this has undermined public services.

“As a candidate for the party’s nomination and hopefully as your next governor, my approach will not be to sling insults but to propose solutions to the problems of the day.”

http://www.mcebisco.com.ng/2018/09/lagos-apc-primary-sanwo-olu-fires-back.html

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by OgogoroFreak(m): 10:22pm On Sep 30, 2018
They are all thieves

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by Osinamoney: 10:30pm On Sep 30, 2018
the battle line is drawn... i think its over 4 ambode

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by hucienda: 11:00pm On Sep 30, 2018
Time to air those dirty laundry.

Primaries are the times when outsiders enjoy the battle royale amongst supposed members of the same party. The one that was really interesting of recent was the 2016 Republican Party USA primaries - and the elephant in that room who made it interesting is now the 45th POTUS. Now, na naija version.

So grab some popcorn and Pepsi and enjoy it while it lasts.
cheesy

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by handsomeyinka(m): 11:00pm On Sep 30, 2018
Tales by moonlight.

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by obafemee80(m): 11:00pm On Sep 30, 2018
cheesy
Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by pweshdodo(m): 11:00pm On Sep 30, 2018
wink dee
Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by talk2rotman(m): 11:00pm On Sep 30, 2018
we are tired of all this ur tantrum... just go face the election tomorrow and let's know what's up and what to do from there

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by handsomeyinka(m): 11:00pm On Sep 30, 2018
OgogoroFreak:
They are all thieves
They are not thieves...THEY ARE UNARMED ROBBERS.

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by Bantino: 11:00pm On Sep 30, 2018
Ok noted

Prior to the purchase of governorship form, Ambode was celebrated as the best governor, aside from the PSP saga, He is one of those who paid salaries promptly and never owed workers, built roads and bridges, security of lives and property is well above 80%, I just wonder what went wrong.

I pity him though

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by Lexusgs430: 11:01pm On Sep 30, 2018
GHEN GHEN ...... .
Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by Veetee(m): 11:01pm On Sep 30, 2018
Lagos people. what is all these?

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by Nobody: 11:01pm On Sep 30, 2018
Politics and dirty tricks
Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by Nobody: 11:02pm On Sep 30, 2018
All politicians are thieves. This SawonOlu is forming good man.

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by adisabarber(m): 11:02pm On Sep 30, 2018
Once you serve you jail term and the ban time elapses you can be granted US visa

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by ipobarethieves: 11:03pm On Sep 30, 2018
lipsrsealed sumbody shud tell the Phat hippo dat to serve NIG/LAGOS state is not by FORCE. Ambo shud show us Sanwo olu Medical report.And like Atiku, he too should go America. I pity Ambo, by the time dey do am strong thing like Femi Pedro

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by yesloaded: 11:04pm On Sep 30, 2018
To make it simple, Lagosians should forget about Ambode & Sanwo Olu but vote for me as the next executive governor of Lagos state. I will do better than both of them

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by Number999: 11:04pm On Sep 30, 2018
Osinamoney:
the battle line is drawn...k
i think its over 4 ambode

You know nothing about Lagos politics...

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by Nobody: 11:05pm On Sep 30, 2018
In every Nonsense, there is a sense!
Your claims would be verified tomorrow..Next!!!

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by Hotfreeze: 11:06pm On Sep 30, 2018
Having read the press statement by Ambode where he said Sanwo-olu has mental health issues and I having read the press statement by Sanwo-olu.

I would be very impartial here:

Ambode is the one displaying signs of mental problem.

He is exhibiting symptoms of Narcissistic personality disorder(NPD). Please, google that mental disorder and compare the symptoms with Ambode's behaviour.

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by Joshzion(m): 11:06pm On Sep 30, 2018
Rubbish!!! Apc abeg park well
Otedola 2019

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by Flets: 11:07pm On Sep 30, 2018
Delegations from the Missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States observed the voting in the Osun State re-run election on September 27. We once again commend the vast majority of the voters in the state for exercising their democratic rights peacefully.

In contrast to our overall findings on the vote of September 22, we were concerned to witness widespread incidents of interference and intimidation of voters, journalists, and civil society observers by some political party supporters and security agencies. Many of our findings mirror those of leading civil society groups that observed the election.

We commend the work of INEC leadership during both elections. But it is clear that the neutrality of the security services and responsible conduct by party agents, both inside and outside polling units, will be essential to ensure free, fair, credible and peaceful elections in 2019.

We continue to call for calm from all stakeholders and urge that any challenges to the election result be made through peaceful and lawful means.

We restate our position of firm neutrality among all parties and candidates. We remain committed to supporting the Nigerian people in seeing free, fair, credible, and peaceful elections.

https://ng.usembassy.gov/osun-result-joint-eu-uk-us-statement/

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by biggie73(m): 11:07pm On Sep 30, 2018
What a matured response!

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by Boyooosa(m): 11:07pm On Sep 30, 2018
11 general hospitals already built by fashola and you still want to build more...why not upgrade the existing ones to sophistication and make them available / reachable while u focus on other sectors Mr Governor to be?

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by coolexy2: 11:08pm On Sep 30, 2018
No problem, we are watching..
Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by ekestic1976(f): 11:08pm On Sep 30, 2018
OgogoroFreak:
They are all thieves

You are the greater thief.

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by kenzysmith(m): 11:09pm On Sep 30, 2018
I stand with ambo

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Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by jaxxy(m): 11:09pm On Sep 30, 2018
Yes u tried bt major things were lacking for no logical reason. A Junkyard Lagos and terrible roads. Under performance and disloyalty can’t take u far Gov. Rethink
Re: Sanwo-Olu: 'Ambode Lied, I Was Never Arrested For Spending Fake Dollars In USA' by gambit10: 11:09pm On Sep 30, 2018
kjhhhhhhff:
THE TRUTH IS OUT

Lawma and PSP are coming back if sanwo-olu is elected the governor... he's going back to the Lagos state development blueprint Fashola's was using.... some fat frog already derailed from it and start constructing 3 meter roads and bus-stop all over. Not a single hospital was built in in 3years... ambode is a big step down on fashola, we need a change of governor

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