No plan to impose Ambode as next Lagos governor – Tinubu


Former Governor of Lagos State and national leader of the opposition All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has dismissed allegations that he was planning to impose a former Accountant-General of the State, Akinwumi Ambode, as the next governor of the state.

Tinubu who spoke through his media adviser, Sunday Dare, dismissed the allegations as part of insinuations which will be common place in an election year.

He was reacting to allegations by the coordinator of the Lagos based Visioners for New Lagos, Bambo Akin-Johnson, who had earlier alleged that there was a plot by the former Lagos governor to impose Ambode as governor.

Akin-Johnson had threatened that the group was determined to stop what it claimed was a clear signal that the former governor was planning to impose the former state official on the state.

In response, Dare said “It’s the season of politics and an election year, such allegations and insinuations will be common place. This particular one is unfounded. Let them provide proof. He who alleges must prove.

“What I recall he has said repeatedly is that development is not about religion. And that governing Lagos state is about merit, competence and ability of the candidate.

“Just like he governed Lagos and laid a foundation, upon which Governor Fashola another competent governor built upon, the next governor of Lagos must also be competent and qualified.

“The people of Lagos and the voters will decide who they want as governor when they go out to vote. Not a group like this one will decide for them,” he said.

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