The Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organisation, on Sunday, vowed that the former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode would defeat the current Governor of the State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the 2023 gubernatorial election.
Former Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources in the State, Wale Oluwo in a statement noted that plans have been put in place to return Ambode as the Governor of the state.
The push for Ambode to return as the Governor of Lagos State is coming a week after the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) reportedly endorsed Sanwo-Olu for reelection.
Oluwo condemned GAC for endorsing Sanwo-Olu for a second term, adding that it is not the reflection of members of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
The leader of the group 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.
“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.”