Here are 4 times Lagos APC governorship candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu has spoken on his relationship with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode
APC governorship candidate in Lagos, Mr. Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu, is often peppered with questions concerning his relationship with incumbent Lagos Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, and understandably so.
Days before the APC governorship primary election in Lagos, Ambode tore into Sanwo-Olu during a world press conference, when he accused his direct opponent for the ticket, of spraying fake dollars at a night club in the United States and checking into a Rehab to ostensibly deal with a long standing drug problem.
Not a few thought Sanwo-Olu was going to cut ties with Ambode afterwards.
However, soon after the primary election in which Sanwo-Olu thoroughly trounced Ambode, both men have looked chummy before the cameras.
Ambode has promised to galvanize support for Sanwo-Olu and Sanwo-Olu has been forced to publicly comment on his relationship with Ambode.
Here are 4 Sanwo-Olu quotes on Ambode worth sharing:
1. Asked if he has any beef with Ambode after the governor called him all sorts of names, Sanwo-Olu said: “You know it’s politics season and everything is fair game. And I respect the office of the Governor of Lagos State.
“Because of the respect I have for that office and for Governor Ambode, I chose not to respond to the baseless allegations at the time and I won’t be responding now”.
Sanwo-Olu made the remark as he interacted with the online media community on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
2. Sanwo-Olu all but poked fun at Ambode’s world press conference during that November 6 interaction with online media representatives.
“It was called a world press conference. But you would agree with me that the governor didn’t need a world press conference to make the allegations or to marshal some of the points he made. He could easily have sent everything to you guys as a press statement…..” Sanwo-Olu said.
3. On November 20, 2018, Sanwo-Olu returned to the Ambode issue again with a tweet.
“On the ‘Ambode issue,’ let me state it here that there is no ‘Ambode issue.’ He is my governor. We are one party and our goals are the same. A better and greater Lagos is our challenge,” he said.
4. Sanwo-Olu issued another tweet afterwards which read: “There is no rancor (between Ambode and I). We meet. We talk. We are clear about what Lagos needs to excel and that is our collective goal”.
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