Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has submitted his governorship nomination form, a report reaching the media confirms.
The form was submitted at the APC headquarters Wednesday afternoon by an ally of the governor and his estranged godfather, Bola Tinubu, a source close to Mr. Ambode told PREMIUM TIMES.
The submission of the nomination form comes amidst the decision by some Lagos APC members close to Mr. Tinubu to support another aspirant against Mr. Ambode.
Already two names have been mentioned as possible challengers to the governor within the APC. They are Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu, with the latter, rumoured to have Mr. Tinubu’s support.
Neither Mr. Tinubu nor Mr. Ambode has, however, commented on the controversy. On Tuesday, a close aide to Mr. Tinubu told Journalists that his principal was angry at some of Mr. Ambode’s actions as governor.
Efforts to get the APC headquarters to speak on the number of Lagos governorship aspirants that have submitted their forms were not successful.
The party spokesperson’s phone was busy when contacted Wednesday afternoon.
More details later…