Ambode will send Sanwo-Olu out of office in 2023 -Campaign Group
The Akinwunmi Ambode campaign organization has pledged that former Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will sack incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who resigned in 2023.
AMCO chairman and former energy and mineral resources commissioner Wale Oluwo, who made the announcement on Sunday, said plans had been agreed to bring Ambode back as state governor.
This comes about a week after the Governor’s Advisory Council reportedly approved Sanwo-Olu for the second term.
The former Governor’s group leader blamed the GAC for endorsing Sanwo-Olu, saying the GAC’s position is not a full reflection of APC members
Oluwo said “Ambode is seriously interested in what is happening in Lagos”, noting that the former governor had indicated he was ready to stand up for his ideals.
He claimed that feasibility studies have been conducted and their results showed that Lagosians were not receiving any dividends from democracy under the current administration compared to what was possible under the previous administration in the state.
“Performance for performance, the administration of Sanwo-Olu cannot be compared to what Ambode has achieved. We must start with security and infrastructure, we can show a lot of things now. But for this government, now is not the time to start tearing itself apart,” he said.
“The way the GAC sponsored its nominee is the same way we will do the same for our own nominee. And party members will have the opportunity to determine which of the candidates, AMCO or GAC, they would like to vote for. We acknowledge that Sanwo-Olu has chosen their nomination form, the AMCO nominee will also choose theirs. And the primary will take place.
“For AMCO, we participate in all levels of the election. From Governor to House of Assembly. We will present candidates for all positions. Our candidate will not be Akinwunmi Ambode. That’s not where we’re going. We will introduce our own contender and he will challenge the governor for the seat in Lagos.
“The process of presenting our own nominee is almost complete and I can assure you that early next week that nominee will be announced. The GAC is only furthering its own interests by announcing Sanwo-Olu as its nominee.
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