Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, made light of the political tension in the state while acknowledging Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), during the launch of ‘Africa Rise and Shine’, a book by Jim Ovia, chairman of Zenith Bank.
At the event ongoing at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos, Ambode was invited to speak immediately after Tinubu.
And as he mounted the podium, the embattled governor acknowledged the dignitaries, before referencing Tinubu.
“Actually, I didn’t prepare to come and say anything here… And who am I to speak after the Jagaban has spoken?” Ambode asked.
His sentence got the audience and himself laughing, before he went on to speak on Ovia.
“But obviously, the truth is, there is no person that has actually gone through the profession of accountancy that would not have had anything to do with Uncle Jim, and that is the truth.”
Other dignitaries that graced the event are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Ob of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, governors of Delta, Borno and Taraba states.
In an extraordinary turn of events, Ambode and Tinubu have reportedly fallen apart, with the Jagaban said to be working against the re-election of the governor.