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News - October 1, 2018

Lagos: Sanwo-Olu, Ambode to know fate today

Akinwunmi Ambode (l) and challenger to the APC ticket, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The fate of who will fly the All Progressives Party (APC) flag in Lagos will be decided, as the state go into its primaries today.

The media has been awash with various report on who is likely to be adopted by the party between the incumbent and out of favoured, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and a former commissioner in the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Lagosians, prior to now were confident the governor would scale through the primaries unscathed, especially with the manner he was backed by his former godfather prior to the 2015 general elections.

Now, the story is not the same, as many of the party’s stalwart has pledged their support for Sanwo-Olu, whom is believed to emerge victorious in today’s primaries.

And to put paid in his governorship ambition, he is enjoying the support of the national leader of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Backing Sanwo-Olu as his preferred candidate ahead today’s primaries, the ‘Jagaban’ said: “I am encouraged by the presence of a candidate in this primary, who has served the state in senior positions in my administration, the Fashola administration and even in the current one. While possessing a wealth of experience and exposure, he is a young man endowed with superlative vision and commitment.

“Most importantly, he understands the importance of the blueprint for development. He esteems it as a reliable and well-conceived vehicle for the future development of the state. He also knows the value of reaching out and working with others in order to maximise development and provide people the best leadership possible. With people like him at the helm, the state will write the proper history for itself.”

But, members of the governor’s camp believe that, Ambode should not been written off yet, as the governor may spring surprises in the election.

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