Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has begun the verbal war on his rival Sanwo-Olu. Mr Ambode speaking at a press conference has released some disturbing remarks about his opponent from his own party, the All Progressives Congress, APC .
Akinwunmi Ambode says Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his opponent in the race to secure the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 is not fit to be Lagos governor after being arrested in the United States for spending fake dollars and been on rehabilitation for months.
Addressing a press conference at government house, Alausa, Ikeja, on Sunday, Ambode said Sanwo-Olu was arrested for fraud in the US.
” 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 to 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”.
This statement comes at as unprecedented attack from the Governor when other APC chieftains including its National leader, Bola Tinubu and vice President Yemi Osinbajo has given their endorsement to Sanwo-Olu.