Ambode on the Brink as Tinubu Skips GAC Meeting

The meeting of the Governor Advisory Committee on Saturday could not make any meaningful decision due to the absence of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

GAC was supposed to decide the Lagos governorship candidate of the APC in the 2019 elections.

This comes as Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had expressed his willingness to go for a second term, only to be strongly challenged by two former commissioners in the state – Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dr. Femi Hamzat.

Tinubu, it was gathered, could not leave Osun State due to the governorship election in the state.

The governorship ticket of Lagos State had generated public interest after Sanwo-Olu got the backing of the Mandate Movement in the Lagos APC – a group fiercely loyal to Tinubu.

The chairmen of the 57 councils also declared support for Sanwo-Olu, and threatened to go against Tinubu if he backs Ambode’s second-term bid.

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