Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has taken a direct swipe at his rival for the sole ticket of their party as he seek a second term in office come 2019.
Addressing a press conference Sunday afternoon, Ambode said his main opponent in Monday’s APC governorship primary election, Jide Sanwo-Olu, had gone for mental rehabilitation before.
He further said that Sanwo-Olu was arrested for spending fake dollars in an American night club hence, not fit to hold the exalted position of a State Governor.
An obviously enraged Ambode disclosed “we have never responded to the campaign of calumny on social media. We have one family in APC. The aspirant being put up to compete against us is not a fit and proper person to take this job.
“I have done everything in the last three and half years to serve people selflessly and to serve the poor. This particular aspirant is somebody that has been arrested for spending fake dollars in a nightclub in America and he has been detained for months.
“He doesn’t have the competence to do what he is being propelled to do. This is somebody that has gone for rehabilitation before. The records are there at the Gbagada General Hospital. We don’t want to go too far. Our leadership should have a rethink.
“I plead with our leaders to have a rethink. It is not about me. It is about the opportunity that APC has.”
Governor Ambode is made to look like he is no longer enjoying the support of party leadership in the state particularly the national leader of APC , Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who interestingly sponsored him in 2015.