Tinubu, Wife At Loggerhead Over Ambode’s Second Term Bid
There seems to be a disagreement between national leader of the All Profressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and his wife Senator Oluremi over the second term ambition of governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
The incumbent governor of Lagos State is seeking a second term in office under the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ambode had on Monday picked the nomination form of the APC, but shortly after, two others, Mr. Jide Sanwon-Olu and Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, obtained similar forms.
There was a reported rift between Ambode and Tinubu and the favour was swinging to the direction of Sanwon-Olu.
However, Oluremi Tinubu is believed to have calmed her husband down to allow Ambode recontest under the APC. There was also report that the presidency appealed to Asiwaju on behalf of the Lagos State governor.
But the matter may not have died completely as inside source say Tinubu is still bent on dropping Ambode, a decision that may have caused a major internal issue between him and his senator wife.
Since declaring public his second term ambition, Ambode has been faced with tough political challenges.
On Tuesday, just a day after picking his interest form, 57 council chairmen who are loyal to Tinubu reportedly met and pledged their support to his alleged preferred candidate, Jide Sanwo-Olu.
The council chairmen allegedly threatened to impeach Ambode if he does not drop his second term agenda.