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I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by Naijaalive(m): 1:10pm On May 13
Outgoing Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, said on Monday that he had grown wiser politically, having spent four years in office.

Speaking with state house correspondents during what he referred to as a “thank you visit” to President Muhammadu Buhari for inaugurating some of projects in the state, Ambode said politicians learn everyday.

Asked to state what lesson he has learnt as a politician in Lagos and in a very unpredictable terrain as Nigeria, the governor said: “You see, every politician learns every day. The fact remains that I came in as a technocrat, so I use to call myself a techno-politician but I think I am wiser now. I am more of a politician than a technocrat.”

On what he wants to be remembered for after bowing out of office in two weeks, the governor said: “Well, in another 16 days or so we will be leaving office but what is important is that I was able to have that opportunity to be elected as governor of Lagos State and to touch humanity in a way that I deem it fit.

“We did our best and most importantly the projects we did were people friendly and people central. I just think a lot more people have enjoyed the benefits and dividends of democracy than we actually met it. And that gives me joy that we were able to touch lives.

“Wherever you find yourself just make positive difference to people and Nigerians, that is the whole essence of service. I’m grateful that I had that opportunity.”

https://www.everyvibes.com.ng/2019/05/gov-ambode-visit-pres-buhari-says-i-am-wiser-now.html

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by celeiyke: 1:21pm On May 13
The best governor ever in the history of Lagos state. U will always be remembered. Thank U for your projects, we all know they refused u a second tenure cos U refused to give them 50 billion

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by OlujobaSamuel: 1:23pm On May 13
I doubt it, if you are, you won't leave all those damaged, destroyed or whatever name roads unattended to just because you lost 2nd term.
People around Ikotun, Isolo, Cele are even happy you were not given a 2nd term because the roads you did that gave them joy is now worse than the condition you met it.

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by jabor4Naija(m): 1:24pm On May 13
U r wiser now cos u now understand d game of politics, i really do hope u get a ministeral appointment cos u r one person who knows his onions

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by Otuegbe: 1:27pm On May 13
don't shout it, before jagaban hear you

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by Chikpat(m): 1:29pm On May 13
Hmm. Too late

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by Jobminister: 1:31pm On May 13
Better to remain Techno-Politician than just politician.

Once you remove Technocrat and become full flesh politician, YOU ARE FINISH.

It was the technocrat in you that help in all that you achieve.

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by Firgemachar: 1:31pm On May 13
Good for you.
I hope you have also learnt to be humble.

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by daddytime(m): 2:09pm On May 13
Very good and honest student. After graduating or having a spill over from the Jagaban's University of Eko

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by Esseite: 2:14pm On May 13
The system has succeeded in ruining another Technocrat in politics...

It's only a party of technocrats that can salvage Nigeria.. where a common goal is the drive and motive.

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by hisexcellency34: 2:19pm On May 13
Did i hear fatty say he is more of a politician now? And you can't defeat ordinary Sanwo-Olu in primary?

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by festacman(m): 2:25pm On May 13
It is obvious that Gov. Ambode lacked the knowledge of Nigerian Politics 101. He made matter worse by surrounding himself with bad political advisers whose very poor counsels put him in the situation he is today politically. It is also clear that intelligence only is not enough in politics. One needs to mix it with a large dose of tact and craftiness to succeed.

Hope he has truly learnt some life-changing lessons, as he said, from the events of last couple of months. Going forward, he needs to be more introspective and tactful.

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by Opinionated: 2:34pm On May 13
Not so convinced he is wiser. The man is commissioning uncompleted projects.

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by valentineuwakwe(m): 2:39pm On May 13
yes oo...once beaten twice shy

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by Omoboricash: 2:44pm On May 13
Which project is this fat for nothing good was talking about? Is it Lagos that's dirtier than you met it, is it road that's worst than you met them, ijede, gberigbe road is worse than u met it, you only carried out project in epe axis. Never again will people like you rule Lagos again

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by AudiA4: 3:01pm On May 13
Sir u were never a technocrat, u were just a mere civil servant,because if u truly were a technocrat u would have done far better quality and results oriented programs,u did a few no doubt, but your best wasn't good enough looking at the Humongous 35 billion monthly lagos generates, I will rate u more as a BUSTOP Governor, but in terms of roads, refuse and planning and initiating new ideas like u predecessor FASHOLA, I rate u below average, also in continuity u score below average from me,all the same I wish u happy retirement as governor

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by SpecialAdviser(m): 3:37pm On May 13
Sanwo Olu seems not to have learnt from your travail. Anyway your headache.
Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by MorufuAtanda: 3:44pm On May 13
Jagaban hammer Don hammer this one. One of the disadvantages of being Yoruba, a unrepublican tribe that loves just one man bullying everyone and calling the shots while every other person remains a zombie.

Ambode would have retained his seat if he were an Igboman. Easterners hate bullies.

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by mrsage(m): 3:55pm On May 13
celeiyke:
The best governor ever in the history of Lagos state. U will always be remembered. Thank U for your projects, we all know they refused u a second tenure cos U refused to give them 50 billion

The best governor in the history of Lagos is Alhaji Jakande.

This is a known fact if you understand History

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by Joromi12: 4:06pm On May 13
And irrelevant
Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by MrsNwaAmaikpe(f): 4:07pm On May 13
shocked shocked
Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by princeking2(m): 4:07pm On May 13
Wisdom of Politics has fallen on you finally.
Praise God brethren!!!!!

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by kaen1317: 4:07pm On May 13
but not wise enough for second term.

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by Last355(m): 4:08pm On May 13
Hope it's not too late,? Mumu of the year
Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by LessNoise: 4:08pm On May 13
celeiyke:
The best governor ever in the history of Lagos state. U will always be remembered. Thank U for your projects, we all know they refused u a second tenure cos U refused to give them 50 billion

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Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by incogni2o: 4:08pm On May 13
Like seriously from a politician.

God will reward your humility humiliation.

I beleive He can still run for office.
Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by kaen1317: 4:09pm On May 13
see them laughing. when u are a big man anything u say people will laugh even if its not funny.
Re: I Am Wiser Now - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by ngwababe(f): 4:09pm On May 13
Technocrats wants to serve the people, but the politicians among us won't allow them!

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