Ambode: We’ll campaign for Buhari, Sanwo-Olu
Amidst growing speculations of his disloyalty and impending removal, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday, gave his word to campaign for the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC governorship candidate in the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
At a sitting of the State House of Assembly on Monday, the Speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, denied any plan of impeaching Governor Ambode but quickly added that the governor’s attitude will determine whether or not he would be impeached.
However Ambode, who spoke to journalists at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport shortly after he accompanied President Buhari to perform the official commissioning of the new Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Border Posts at Seme-Krake Joint Border Post in Badagry, said it was important for the APC to retain its leadership positions both at the federal and state levels.
“But again, just to also use this opportunity to let Lagosians know that we are heavily committed to the re-election of Mr. President and you can see that his continuous visit to Lagos reiterates the fact that he is actually a lover of Lagos State and I am committed to ensuring his re-election.
“We are going to campaign heavily for him. I am also committed to ensuring that the APC wins the governorship election come 2019. We support the candidacy of Babajide Sanwo-Olu and we would make sure that APC retains Lagos State and the centre,” Ambode said.