The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, said there was no rancour between him and the state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode.
Obviously referring to recent scathing remarks about him by the governor, Sanwo-Olu said the duo do meet and talk regularly.
“On the ‘Ambode issue,’ let me state it here that there is no ‘Ambode issue.’ He is my governor. We are one party and our goals are the same. A better and greater Lagos is our challenge,” the governorship candidate said on Twitter.
“There is no rancour. We meet. We talk. We are clear about what Lagos needs to excel and that is our collective goal,” he added.
Ambode had in September accused Sanwo-Olu of undergoing rehabilitation at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos, saying the then governorship aspirant was unfit of ruling Lagos.
Despite this, Sanwo-Olu had emerged as the governorship candidate of the party in the state based on the support he received from the Mandate Movement of the Lagos APC and that of the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Ambode, who lashed out at his then opponent after failing to secure the backing of the Mandate Movement for a second term, had said, “The aspirant that has been put up to contest against me (referring to Sanwo-Olu) is not a fit and proper person to take this job.”
However, in the Form CF001 he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, Sanwo-Olu debunked Ambode’s allegations, saying he had never at anytime been adjudged to be of unsound mind. – Punch
– Nov. 20, 2018 @ 19:29 GMT |