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Tinubu: Why I dumped Ambode

Valentine Chinyem

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The National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has revealed resons why he refused to endorse the second term bid of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

Tinubu said the governor deviated from the master plan for the development of the state, and therefore can no longer continue to enjoy his blessings.

In a statement, Tinubu said Jide Sanwo-Olu, who is contesting against Ambode for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket, understands the master plan which he and Babatunde Fashola, former Lagos State governor, implmented and would correct.

He noted that he does not understand the reason why Ambode failed to or deviated from the already created blueprint of the masterplan.

He said, “I am encouraged by the emergence 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 maximize development and provide people the best leadership possible.

With people like him at the helm, the state will write the proper history for itself.

“When the final word is given let it be said that we want all Lagosians to look to the future with the hope and optimism that our best days remain before us and not behind us.

We walk into this primary strong and confidently believing in the right course we are to take. We shall emerge from this primary even stronger and more confident that we have taken that course by returning Lagos and our party to their finest path.”