Former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has confirmed that he will contest the 2023 Governorship elections.
This was confirmed by the Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organisation (AMCO), who claimed feasibility studies shows Lagosians are not benefiting from the current regime as much as they did during Ambode’s reign.
The chairman of AMCO and former Commissioner for Energy and Mineral resources, Wale Oluwo on Sunday called out the Governor’s Advisory Council endorsing Sanwo-Olu.
He insisted that the endorsement fails to represent aspirations of the whole APC.
Oluwo said “Ambode is seriously interested in what happens in Lagos”, noting that the former governor had indicated readiness to stand by his ideals.
“Performance for performance, the administration of Sanwo-Olu cannot be compared to what Ambode achieved. You have to start with security and infrastructure, we can show a lot of things now. But for this government, well this is not the time to start tearing ourselves apart,” he said.
“The way that the GAC sponsored its candidate is the same way that we will do that for our own candidate too. And members of the party will have the option of determining which of the candidates, either AMCO or GAC, they will like to vote for. We acknowledge that Sanwo-Olu has picked his nomination form, the AMCO candidate will also do his own. And the primary will happen.
“For AMCO, we are participating at all levels of the election. From Governorship to the House of Assembly. We will field candidates for all positions. Our candidate will not be Akinwunmi Ambode. That is not where we are going. We will present our own aspirant and he would challenge the governor for the seat in Lagos.
“The process of presenting our own candidate is almost concluded and I can assure you that by early next week, that candidate will be announced. The GAC is only promoting their own interest by announcing Sanwo-Olu’s as their candidate.”