Akinwunmi Ambode, the former governor of Lagos State, didn't win reelection for a number of reasons, according to Dele Alake, the campaign council's director of media and communications.
Alake revealed this in a speech on Sunday, claiming that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC's presidential candidate, was not to blame for Ambode's political aspirations.
He said, “In a political competition, there must be supporters here and there. Yes, Fashola’s successor (Ambode) came into office; Asiwaju supported him as he supported Fashola.
“But let me use this opportunity to clear one point, a misconception that Ambode wasn’t given a second term. It is not true.
“The governorship mandate is not for Asiwaju to give or take. It is for Lagos State’s people to give, take, or withdraw. Ambode was in office for whatever reason he might have committed; of course, he did commit gaps and faux pas, but he also went through an election.
“Asiwaju did not take the ticket from him. He contested the primaries with Babajide Sanwo-Olu and lost. The primary was conducted in the open all over the state and the media covered it and it was shown everywhere. Why do people always succumb to such partisanship occasioned by blind prejudices.”