The Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organization has announced that mechanisms have been put in place to oppose Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the Lagos APC governorship ticket.
Sanwo-Olu is expected to leave office in 2023, according to the organization.
This comes less than a week after the Governor’s Advisory Council purportedly approved Sanwo-Olu for a second term.
GAC’s endorsement of Sanwo-Olu, according to the former governor’s group head, is not representative of Lagos APC members.
“GAC does not have such authority.” Ambode performed admirably. Next Monday, AMCO candidates will choose their nomination forms. He stated, “We want to be the catalyst for change in Lagos.”
Despite their support for Ambode, he believes he will not be chosen as the group’s nominee.
“Ambode is very interested in what happens in Lagos in 2023,” Oluwo said, adding that his involvement “aligns with the people’s expectations.” We will guide individuals to their goals.”
“Ambode might have been silent for over four years, but he is extremely efficient in organizing AMCO and his followers,” Oluwo said of how Ambode will remove Sanwo-Olu. The outcome will be known very shortly.
“To fight for your place in your state, you don’t need a federal appointment.” All you need is the proper approach and financing. AMCO isn’t lacking in that department. AMCO is a key faction inside the APC; we will run in the election and, by God’s help, win.
“We’re returning in 2019 to make the changes we wanted.” The nomination forms have been collected by our team. Making a big deal about the forms you’ve gathered adds no value to your form. The governorship application will be collected next week.”
“Today, a faction is pressuring the party to nominate candidates. That isn’t what internal democracy is all about. We should reach an agreement. 100% of the party’s positions have been given to a single faction, which is unsustainable. That is still up for debate.”
“We don’t annoint,” Ambode joked when asked if he will take the governorship form and oppose Sanwo-Olu. Within AMCO, we practice internal democracy. At every stage of the election, we are involved. The group will choose its candidate, who will then run for office in the primary. “Anyone might be the perpetrator.”
“We have the framework,” Oluwo responded when asked how AMCO will oust GAC’s nominee. Those are our folks who live in those structures. Our attitude does not resemble that of a godfather. We are returning power to the people, particularly the youth. Our ideology and course of action are unmistakable.
“We have decided not to join the PDP. We are a part of the APC. Our goal is to compete in the party’s primary and win the governorship and other positions. The APC will win Lagos, and the APC of Ambode campaign organization will be in charge.”