Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, has denied claims that there is enmity between him and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
Sanwo-Olu made the declaration on November 21 in a series of tweets when he denied that there is a rift between himself and Ambode, whose shoes he hopes to fill come May 29, 2019.
“On the Ambode issue, let me state it here that there is no ‘Ambode issue.’ He is my governor. We are one party and our goals are the same. A better and greater Lagos is our challenge. There is no rancour. We meet. We talk. We are clear about what Lagos needs to excel and that is our collective goal,” Sanwo-Olu tweeted.
In the buildup to the APC primaries in the state, Ambode held a press conference where he did not have many a complementary word for Sanwo-Olu. Many had believed that Ambode’s comments would have created a rift between them.
Ambode also lost his re-election bid after Sanwo-Olu won the party’s governorship ticket.