Akinwunmi Ambode, has denied a newspaper report alleging that he is working with the agents of Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded presidential election.
Atiku lost the election, but according to The Nation, his team is working to take over Lagos by winning the governorship election come March 9th.
The report also alleged that Ambode is working with Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, and former cabinet member Wale Oluwo who are said to be working for the PDP candidate in the Lagos guber poll, Jimi Agbaje.
Ambode debunked this, saying he is working for the election of the Lagos State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwoolu.
According to The Nation, in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Habib Aruna, he noted that the allegation published by The Nation newspaper attempted to hold Ambode responsible for the alleged activities of Afikuyomi, who supported him during the All Progressive Congress primaries in October 2018. He said:
The governor wishes to make it abundantly clear that, having declared publicly his acceptance of the decision of the party on the primaries, he has not and will never take any action to undermine the prospects of the party in the on-going elections.
It is human to aspire, and the capacity of each individual to manage the negative outcomes of a legitimate aspiration differs. But that should never be the basis to link His Excellency to whatever action of certain individuals who might have shared his vision in the past but have proceeded to pursue their own interests as adults and citizens without any influence from or recourse to the governor
In this circumstance, His Excellency hereby makes use of his right to a rejoinder and demands an apology for the unjustifiable aspersions cast on his person by wrongly presenting him to right thinking members of the public as a disloyal saboteur trying to frustrate his party’s campaign and electoral victory.
The Governor reaffirmed his loyalty to the party that gave him the opportunity to serve, and promised to work tirelessly to ensure the success of the party at all levels.
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