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LAGOS 2019: Ambode Reportedly Breaks Down In Tears As APC Power Brokers Settle For Sanwoolu


Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode reportedly broke down in tears and he’s been in low spirits since the day he picked up the APC governorship nomination form, a source at the Lagos State Government House in Alausa disclosed to us.

Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu has emerged the handpicked candidate of APC kingmakers in Lagos, and he’s been anointed the preferred candidate to unseat Ambode during a primary election exercise slated for September 29, 2018.

Ambode was very sure of the second term in office before a dizzying spate of events in September made him sink into his office chair in agony, on occasion.

Two former Commissioners in Lagos, Obafemi Hamzat and Sanwoolu, picked up their respective nomination forms on the day Ambode was acquiring his, throwing the race for Lagos government house open.

The APC in Lagos will go with the direct primary system as opposed to the indirect primary system.

In a direct primary, all members of the party are allowed to choose flagbearers ahead of general election. In an indirect primary, only select party delegates are allowed to vote.

If Ambode had been in the good books of godfather Bola Tinubu or other power brokers in the APC, an indirect primary would have been settled for and he would have been handed an automatic ticket.

“The fact that they are making him go through the primaries with other aspirants in a state like Lagos shows you that they want to humiliate him”, Prince Abeng, a political pundit, submitted.

One top-ranking official in the Lagos State government set-up told us that Ambode’s mood swings are now more frequent than there have ever been and that the governor isn’t holding back the tears.

“We saw him shedding tears the other day. He even drove himself out of government house, something he’s never done”, the source disclosed.

We were also told that Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike rang Ambode to offer him the PDP governorship ticket in Lagos.

We were unable to independently verify these stories from our sources, as neither Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ambode, Abib Haruna nor Commissioner for Information in Lagos, Kehinde Bamigbetan, picked up their phones.

An email sent to Bamigbetan on the intrigues in the politics of Lagos APC, has also not been replied, days after.

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