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Ambode on Lessons Learned in Office: “I am more of a politician than a technocrat” 



Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos, on Monday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

Punch reports that Ambode, the outgoing governor of the state, said it was a “Thank you visit” to the president.

Buhari had visited Lagos in April and commissioned some projects.

Responding to a question on the lessons he learned in office, Ambode said:

You see, every politician learns every day. The fact remains that I came in as a technocrat, so I used to call myself a techno-politician. But I think I am wiser now. I am more of a politician than a technocrat.

Ambode lost his reelection campaign after Babajide Sanwo-Olu defeated him in the APC primaries.

Sanwo-Olu had gotten the blessing of APC National Leader Bola Tinubu and former governor of Lagos prior to the primaries.

Sanwo-Olu went on to win the polls.


  1. Blank

    May 13, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    That yoruba culture

    • Sammy

      May 14, 2019 at 5:27 am

      That true!!

  2. by_stander

    May 13, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Tinubu had nothing to do with Ambode re-election loss.

    Ambode lost it all by himself, as he tried to double down on rent seeking and makie lives of people living in Lagos a living hell.

    That is why he is the 1st governor in the history of lagos not to do a 2nd term. The People of Lagos are smart.

    I am not sure this Accountant knows the meaning of technocrat, But i’m not surprised he would try to label himself as such, that’s what they do in a profession of elementary math.

    People with skill-sets not that much more than kindergarten pupils like to go around calling themselves charted, so they can rent-seek and infringe on the inalienable rights of human beings.

  3. Tamuno

    May 14, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Oga the only lesson learnt is as a result of you not securing the governorship seat for a second term.

  4. Benjamin Osawe

    May 18, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Ambode made a lot of mistakes. The arrogance of the wife with the pastor of state house issue. The issue of threatening Igbo people with drowning and subsequent harassment to leave Lagos. Lagos is home to loads of tribes why single out Igbo people for vitriolic attacks. Political rigidity and arrogance is another sin of his. All the same I wish him well, because he is a hard working governor who failed to realize he was the servant of the people.


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