Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday denied reports of him having a rift with national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu.
Gov. Ambode made the clarification in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Mr Habib Aruna, in Lagos.
According to Aruna, Ambode told party faithful in Epe during the election of delegates for the Presidential primary election and national convention of the party that he and Tinubu were not at loggerheads.
This comes amid swirling reports of a major rift between Tinubu and Ambode over alleged disagreement on the second term bid of the governor.
“I want you to know that there is no fight anywhere. The National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and my good self we are not in any fight, we are not in any controversy.
“We are praying to God that the best is yet to come and the best will be what Lagos State deserves and I want you to just continue with your prayers that at this time, God will show His hand and make sure that everything that is of blessing to Lagos State and also blessing of Epe will come to pass,” Ambode was quoted as saying.
The governor commended leaders and party faithful who contributed to the success of the delegates’ election in Epe, saying APC remained the party to beat in Lagos and Nigeria.
According to the statement, party leaders and faithful in the division, took turn to affirm their support for the second term bid of the governor.