Lagos state governor Akinwnumi Ambode was Tuesday faced with Pressure to drop out of the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship contest in the face of increasing differences between him and the grassroots of the party.
The development came as one of the major fallouts of the governorship race, in order to avoid what was described as imminent defeat at the primaries.
The governor, it was learned, had been approached by some party leaders to withdraw from the race in the face of increasing odds against his re-election bid.
This was on the heels of another failed attempt at getting the support of the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Governor Ambode was in Osogbo, Osun, yesterday, for the APC’s state campaign rally ahead of this weekend’s governorship election.
The governor’s hope for a resuscitation of his second term bid had been on a meeting of party elders with President Muhammadu Buhari in Oshogbo yesterday.
It could not be confirmed that the meeting which was expected to have taken place on the sidelines of the meeting even took place.
Calls to those who were in the know of it did not go through.