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Tinunu Ignores Meeting To Take 'Final' Decision On Ambode

The meeting of the Governor Advisory Committee (GAC) on Saturday could not make any tangible decision yesterday due to the absence of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
GAC was supposed to decide the governorship candidate of the Lagos APC.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had expressed his willingness to go for a second term.

However two former commissioners in the state – Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dr. Femi Hamzat- had also obtained their forms.

Tinubu, it was gathered, could not leave Osun State due to the governorship election in the state, even though he's not from Osun and should not have been in the state during the election.

The meeting was fixed for Saturday with the hope that Tinubu would be there. His absence, however, delayed the members from making key decisions.

The governorship ticket of Lagos State had generated public interest after Sanwo-Olu got the backing of the Mandate Movement in the Lagos APC.

The Mandate Movement is led by Tinubu, who was Ambode’s political godfather.

The chairmen of the 57 councils also declared support for Sanwo-Olu.

Interestingly, Councillors have also endorsed Ambode's rival, thus making it almost impossible for him to get a second term on the platform of the APC.


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