The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has dismissed the widespread belief that there is a crisis between him and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Ambode spoke about the relationship between him and Tinubu when he was addressing members of the APC in Epe on Wednesday during the election of delegates for the presidential primary and national convention.
His words: “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.”
He also spoke on the delegates’ election in Epe, expressing his gratitude to the members of the party.
“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.”
On Tuesday, a former commissioner in the state, Babajide Sanwoolu, picked the APC nomination form for the governorship post of Lagos State.
Sanwoolu is believed to be Tinubu’s favourite against Ambode.