Lagos 2019: “I Won’t Step Down” – Ambode Dares Tinubu
The battle for the gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Lagos State took a new dimension on Friday as the State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode boldly informed a meeting of leaders of the party that he will not step down for their preferred candidate in the 2019 governorship race in the state.
Ambode reportedly made this at the Bourdillon, Ikoyi home of the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
A reliable source at the meeting told Saturday Sun that:
“Ambode was told in plain terms that the party will not support his second term ambition and as such should step down for the candidate the party members are clamouring for. But throughout the whole discussion and till the meeting ended, the governor stood his ground, explaining why he must run and that he will run if APC desires to win the state.”
The governor was said to have listed his achievements to convince the party leaders who equally failed to shift ground.
“He was busy speaking grammar when no single member at the meeting supported him. We wish him luck”, the source added.
The meeting chaired by Tinubu and called under the banner of Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) the most powerful clique in Lagos APC also had in attendance outgoing governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, his newly elected successor, Gboyega Oyetola, Ambode and other members of the 22-member council.