Lagos 2019: Sanwo-Olu not a threat to Ambode —APC

One of the factions of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Lagos State has said the governorship aspirant, Mr. Jide Sanwo-Olu has no threat to the ambition of Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

The supporters of Ambode came from the faction of the party aligned to Fouad Oki who yesterday played down assertions that Ambode had reached a political dead end as he affirmed that the governor was on his way to re-election.

He said, “To me, Ambode is very much in the race. From every investigation, there is nothing concrete against him. Jide Sanwoolu supporters are no threat to the ambition of Ambode.

“The Sanwo-Olu groups are just making noise in the media of the Mandate Group. Their numbers can’t take them into electoral victory; I know that for a fact.

APC plotting to rig primary —Oki

Also, while reacting to the claim by the chairman of the party, Alhaji Tunde Balogun of having five million registered voters, Oki said, “The factional chairman of APC, Tunde Balogun claiming to have five million registered voters is not true.

“If they have five million members why is the total number of registered voters 6.2 or 6.5million in Lagos, are they saying that it’s only politicians that have registered to vote in Lagos. If one party, out of 91 parties has five million registered members, what is the assurance that they are all registered voters?

Saying that Balogun’s claim was a plot to rig the forthcoming party primaries, he said: “Why he said that is because they are planning to rig the primaries. The reason why they are excited on direct primaries, it’s not because they are Democrats, not because they believe in the popular franchise, it’s just because they want to use a rigging apparatus to stop their perceived opposition or foes from emerging.

“And to do that they need justification, and they have used a wrong justification on the Tinubu to decide who becomes the next governor of the state. Is it the type of democracy we are craving for, we need to ask ourselves some questions.”

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