Akinwunmi Ambode Wins In Lagos, Lagos APC Shaky As 10 Candidates Abandon APC Primary


Akinwunmi Ambode has won the Lagos APC gubernatorial primaries. The out come of the Lagos APC gubernatorial primaries have not come as a surprise as the victory of Ambode have always been expected being the anointed candidate of Bola Tinubu. However, the victory of Ambode now threatens to tumble APC in Lagos as most people are visibly angry and unhappy with his emergence as well as the whole process that has produced Ambode.

The victory of Ambode over Supo Shashore, a candidate preferred by the governor, Babatunde Fashola, re-asserts Bola Tinubu firm control of the Lagos APC machinery, however, many feathers are ruffled and the party cohesiveness is totally threatened. Ambode’s victory might prove to be the undoing of Lagos APC as anti party activities are sure to take place wide scale.

As many as 10 of the candidates vying for the opportunity left the venue angrily, and it is unclear if the large-scale disaffection that compelled them to take that action will precipitate further crisis within the APC in Lagos that might lead to the party losing the key state. Although, the primary elections had just been officially concluded with vote counting starting about now, Mr. Ambode is projected to win with a landslide.