Unbelievable…Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode’s quest to be re-elected as Lagos State Governor for a second term may have run into troubled waters as 50 council chairmen loyal to Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Ambode’s estranged godfather, have met and pledged their support for Jide Sanwonolu, who is alleged to be Tinubu’s preferred choice.
The council chairmen are most influential grassroots mobilisers under the direct primary system adopted by APC, to pick governorship candidates.
This is happening a day after Ambode, alongside some members of his cabinet, stormed the headquarters of the APC in Abuja to get Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for his 2019 bid.
However, Sanwonolu and Obafemi Hamzat, two prominent members of the APC in Lagos, also picked nomination forms for the governorship election of 2019
Mr. Sanwonolu, served as a commissioner under Babatunde Fashola, Ambode’s predecessor, is currently the managing director of Lagos State Property Development Corporation [LSPDC].
While, at a meeting held after he picked up his nomination form, James Odunmbaku, an ally of Tinubu identified as “Baba Eto” in the political circle, said “Sanwonola is the incoming governor of Lagos.”