The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode says there is no rift between himself and his political mentor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“I want you to know that there is no fight anywhere. The National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and my good self, we are not in any fight, we are not in any controversy.
“We are praying to God that the best is yet to come and the best will be what Lagos State deserves and I want you to just continue with your prayers that at this time, God will show His hand and make sure that everything that is of blessing to Lagos State and also blessing of Epe will come to pass,” Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode told party members Wednesday in his district Epe during the ward and local government congress to elect delegates for the APC’s national and Presidential convention.
Despite Ambode’s claim Wednesday, Source confirm that there is indeed a deep rift between both men which could potentially stall the former’s reelection if efforts by some stakeholders seeking to resolve it fails.
Tinubu, this week formally withdrew his political structure in Lagos from Ambode and moved it behind Mr. Jide Sanwo-Olu, a governorship aspirant on the APC’s platform.
The move is believed to have sealed the governor’s reelection bid.
However, Ambode at Epe commended all the leaders and party faithful who contributed to the success of the delegates’ election in Epe, saying APC remained the party to beat in Lagos and Nigeria.
“We have just concluded our Delegates’ Election in Epe Local Government and by consensus, we have picked our three delegates that will be going to the National Convention come October 6 for the Presidential direct primaries and the convention for all other people.
“I want to say a very big thank you to all our delegates that are present here; I want to say a big thank you to all our leaders that have also supported us to make sure that this event has come and is done very successfully.
“I want to reiterate once again that our party, All Progressives Congress (APC) remains the party to beat; we are the party at the national level and we are going to remain the party in the State,” the governor said.