The national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has identified poor leadership ability as reason for his failure to support Akinwumi Ambode for a second term as governor of Lagos State.
Ambode, the immediate past governor of Lagos State, having served for four years did not get the support of his party leaders in the state to get a second term.
According to Tinubu, Ambode’s administration was leading Lagos in the wrong direction and couldn’t be allowed to continue in the direction he was heading.
Tinubu who spoke at the commissioning of Agege Pen Cinema Flyover and five arterial road networks in the area yesterday, said Ambode’s drift from the leadership and vision of Lagos State became noticeable between 2017 and 2018; saying, the drift noticed by the political leaders in the state led to decision to jettison Ambode and bring on board Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat.
“Though, at that time, we weren’t sure what the performance of the duo would be but they have so far proven their worth in spite of the prevailing challenges,” Tinubu said, describing Sanwo-Olu as a “brilliant captain who had stabilized and brought Lagos back on a focused journey, despite economic turbulence occasioned by COVID-19 and the coordinated destruction of the state’s assets.”
Mixed Reactions On Twitter
If Ambode had been allowed to go for another term, Lagos state retirees would not have needed to wait for 3 whole years after retirement before receiving their gratuity and pension.
All hail to Ambode if not for him that rebuild Lagos and also start the construction of that bridge , na wetin this politicle merchant for commission
That sounds very good coming from the chief Godfather himself, and that is the reasons today Nigerians, including Bola Tinubu friend's have the reasons to work against his presidential ambition's.
you don't have to explain, Ambode was a gift to lagos state.a man that want to build lagos to the standard of a morden city. look at oshodi to start with,he knows how to strategically deal with hold up .but power that be said no due human want and never satisfy. God dey
Mr Ambode was literarily removed because of envy. Envy of where the young brain was taking Lagos to. It was a next level agenda for Lagos. Unfortunately, that laudable vision has been drawn decades backward by a visionless group. Quite unfortunate!
Tunubu 8years, Fashola 8 years are not up to Ambode 4years light up Lagos. I was surprise with what he did cause I will denied it if I heard Lagos have the money to build over 5 brigades and road in 4years I will say Na lie. But he did Ambode he sure for you
Tinubu, everyone knows that you are the one handling the political ends of Lagos State while the governor's take care of their official duty as governor. talking of leadership here may be you are the one deliberately failed Ambode to nailed him before the so called long throats elders who had been eating Lagos since the beginning of this dispensation and yet they don't want the state to develop. Ambode's removal has dented your chances of becoming President by 50%.
Ambode was a better captain for Lagosians than all of you. What you commissioned yesterday was Ambode's brain work. Very soon Buhari will show you " not a good party man". Tinubu's last for wealth is beyond this universe.
When pple speak about you , Can you see all comments here is about Ambode being accepted with his performances .
Ambode is the best Governor of Lagos State. You stopped him because you are the enemy of the masses.
People may be toxic about Tinunbu based on ignorance but the fact remains that Ambode lacked leadership capabilities like many of our office holders. You are not a leader of infrastructure but of people. If you are not careting people along with your governance, you are not leading anybody
liar, please say the truth for once, as old as you are you still eating lies like food that is why your family want to take Lagos State as your own personal property
it's a lie B.A.T,you moved against him because he stopped you from fleecing the Lagos State govt.But the truth is that people knows why and at the same time,the North have come for you.So be ready to defend yourself sir.Enjoy the Northerners you brought to power while it last
After four good years Ambode is no longer relevant abi all because he has refused to continue releasing money to you as someone that has conscience and as a professional that worth his salt. All I know is that God is there watching everyone with his/her actions till judgement day.
The question is, Can Ambode still run again as Lagos State governor candidate.
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