Thursday, October 04, 2018

Embattled Ambode accepts BOS as APC candidate+video of address - ITREALMS

The embattled Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has surrendered to the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu's camp by accepting the outcome of the Tuesday primaries by the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos, reports ITREALMS.

APC in Lagos, ITREALMS gathered, had earlier pronounced Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (BOS) as the winner of the gubernatorial candidate for 2019 elections, with over 900 votes despite irregularities.

But Ambode in a U-Turn address in Lagos, Wednesday evening accept the result, citing supremacy of the interest of the state against any individual.

As said by Ambode in his address available to ITREALMS, "Fellow Lagosians, the last few days have witnessed intense political activities that have gripped the attention of the nation and created palpable tension in the polity. I strongly believe that the time has now come for the State to move forward in order that the gains of the last three and half years are not lost. 

"Dear Lagosians, APC is a great party and the interests of our beloved State must always supercede that of any person or group. It is in this regard that I wholeheartedly congratulate the winner of the Lagos State APC Primaries, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and urge all Lagosians to immediately support our party’s gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 elections and work for the success of our dear party. 

"As Governor, I will do everything possible to ensure a smooth transition in the remaining period of this administration and ultimately to the new Governor, come May 2019.

"I therefore appeal to all our party members that we remain one family and unite behind the candidate of the party, so that we can continue to move this state forward.

"The progress of Lagos state is non-negotiable. It is a project that I have passionately worked for in the last three and half years as your Governor and one to which I will forever be devoted.

"I wish to use this opportunity to thank our national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the leadership of our great party at state and national levels, all party faithfuls and all Lagosians," he said.

Further, he specifically expressed thank to "all Lagosians for their faith and trust in me. I urge you not to relent in your support for our party as we prepare for the General Elections."

Ayo Midele/GEE

Video of Mr. Ambode's address:

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Pix: Gov. Ambode during his acceptance speech of the APC primaries.

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