Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his opponent in the race to secure the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019, is not fit.
Addressing a press conference at government house, Alausa, Ikeja, on Sunday, Ambode said Sanwo-Olu was arrested for spending fake dollars in the US.
He also said Sanwo-Olu underwent rehabilitation at Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos.
Appealing to the leadership of the party in Lagos to “do the right thing”, Ambode said Sanwo-Olu is being pushed to do what he is not capable of.
“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,” he said.
“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 spend 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.
The embattled governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has replied his critics that only Lagos electorates will decide his faith and not APC or any godfather.
Mr. Ambode said, he is unmoved by the news that he will not get a second term ticket under APC because of gang up by some certain interest to field Jide Sanwoolu against him. While chatting with his inner caucus members, he said his performance will decide his political fortune in 2019.
Ambode said he is confident that he will emerge as the next governor of Lagos State, with or without his party APC.
On impeachment threat, Ambode said he has not committed any offence to warrant such moves, he urged Lagosians to remain steadfast and stand together at this time, noting that it is normal for those who wants to subdue the overall interest of all Lagosians for personal and selfish gain to try to undo government. He said, no matter the machinations, they will fail