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Thursday , 18 October 2018

Ambode renewed strategies, as Hamzat step down for Sanwo-Olu

As Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant Dr. Obafemi Hamzat on Saturday stepped down from the race, urging his supporters to vote for a contender, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in Monday’s direct primary.

Now with  Hamzat’s withdrawal, the battle for the ticket is between Sanwo-Olu and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at Monday’s direct primary.

Ambode we learnt is leaving no stone unturned,We were told he is not worried about the  endorsement of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu ahead of the primary by some groups.

Ambode held meetings across all 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areasnon Friday and the support for the governor was overwhelming.

Sulaimon said while AMSG was not against endorsement for Sanwo-Olu as it was part of democracy, some of the endorsement information being given out were incorrect.

He said that the Chairman of Conference 57, Mrs Omolola Essien, was at its meeting on Friday to say that chairmen of the 57 councils in Lagos state would support Ambode’s second term aspiration.

“We also had 200 ward chairmen coming here to endorse Ambode.

What constitutes the structure of the party is the ward chairmen, LGA chairmen and councillors.

“237 councillors were here at our meeting and they have endorsed Ambode.

“They said they have realised that it was Ambode that they should support,” he said.

Sulaimon added that the Ndigbos and other Igbo support groups in the party were garnering support for Ambode.

“The Community Development Associations (CDAs) and Community Development Committees (CDCs), have also thrown their weight behind the governor.

“The CDAs and CDCs are the biggest grassroots groups, we have 3,900 CDAs in Lagos state and they have openly endorsed Ambode.

“Their representatives were at our meeting to again affirm their support for Ambode.

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