Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode’s intense peace moves in the last 72 hours, to save his political career, has fallen flat; following the insistence of All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains that the governor must go.
Sources revealed that rather than succeed in his bid for a second term in office, Ambode’s main rival in the contest for the state’s number one seat on the platform of APC, Chairman of the Lagos State Property Development Corporation, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s profile has recorded a boost.
Aside all the behind-the-scene efforts, Ambode had, in the last three days, attended two public events which brought him in direct contact with his benefactor and godfather of Lagos politics, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. They were the public presentation of Africa Rise and Shine, by Chairman of Zenith Bank PLC, Mr. Jim Ovia, which held in Lagos on Monday, and the Tuesday mega rally for APC governorship candidate in Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, an event the governor attended in company with his wife.
Speaking with Daily Sun on the development, a close associate of Tinubu said: “For us in the political family of Asiwaju, we’re done with Ambode. His matter is even beyond Asiwaju himself. APC leaders in the state and many Lagos elders have rejected the governor and Asiwaju will not do anything against the wish of this influential class of people.”