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Lagos APC primaries: Why Ambode is not a good party man – Tinubu

Lagos APC primaries: Why Ambode is not a good party man – Tinubu

A National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday declared that Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode was not a good party man.

Tinubu said though Ambode has done well in office but the party decided against supporting the governor’s second term because he was not a good party man.

He made the disclosure while addressing journalists at Ward C, Ikeja Local Government Area, after the conclusion of voting in the Lagos APC governorship primary.

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When questioned on his support for Ambode, Tinubu said, “Who did I support in 2014? Ambode. Life is dynamic. It’s those who made me the leader of the structure in Lagos who said it was what they want. It’s only if you have followers that you’re a leader in democracy.

“If I look back and I don’t find them again; if I don’t respond to them, if I fail to accede to their request, I would have failed the leadership test.

“This is not personal; it is beyond me as a person. Every democratic constitution is preceded by ‘We, the people’. So, I had to submit myself to the wishes and the yearnings of our party.

“This is an elixir for the general election. Ambode Akin, he’s doing well, yes; he hasn’t been a good party man; not only the glamour, not only about brick and mortal. A talent is determined by character. For you to become an influential person, you have to respond to the yearnings of the people. This is politics; democracy, one man, one vote.”

His alleged anointed candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was earlier declared the winner of the ward after defeating the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

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