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Tinubu gives reasons why he’s not supporting Ambode for second term



The National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has opened up on withdrawing support for the second term ambition of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, noting that the embattled Governor deviated from the master plan for the development of the state.

In a statement this evening, Asiwaju also hinted on the adoption of direct primaries for the conduct of Monday’s governorship primaries of the party, saying it exemplifies his commitment to democracy and returning power to the people.

In the strongly worded statement, the former Governor of Lagos state recalled that the immediate past governor Babatunde Fashola and himself religiously implemented the master plan.

But he noted that there have been deviations in the implementation of the blueprint. The reason for the distortion, he said was not known to him and most Lagosians.

Tinubu subtly endorsed Sanwo-Olu whom he said has the capability to correct the deviations.

He said, “I am encouraged by the emergence of a candidate in this primary who has served the state in senior positions in my administration, the Fashola administration and even in the current one. While possessing a wealth of experience and exposure, he is a young man endowed with superlative vision and commitment.

“Most importantly, he understands the importance of the blueprint for development. He esteems it as a reliable and well-conceived vehicle for the future development of the state. He also knows the value of reaching out and working with others in order to maximize development and provide people the best leadership possible.

With people like him at the helm, the state will write the proper history for itself.

“When the final word is given let it be said that we want all Lagosians to look to the future with the hope and optimism that our best days remain before us and not behind us.

“We walk into this primary strong and confidently believing in the right course we are to take. We shall emerge from this primary even stronger and more confident that we have taken that course by returning Lagos and our party to their finest path.”

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