Lagos APC Gov primaries: Ambode flexes muscle

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An unusual test of political supremacy is set to play out in Lagos tomorrow as Governor Akinwunmi Ambode faces the challenge of upturning the momentum set against his aspiration for the second term ticket of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Ahead of tomorrow’s first direct primary of the APC in the state, the two major aspirants, Ambode and his challenger, Babajide Sanwo-Olu were yesterday mobilising their operatives for the battle ahead. In readiness for Saturday’s direct primary, Governor Ambode yesterday announced his appointment of campaign coordinators in the 20 Local Government Areas and 245 wards. The Watercrest Hotels, Ikeja headquarters of his major contender, Sanwo-Olu was bustling with activities yesterday with meetings with major stakeholders including religious leaders and party organisers. Several aspirants seeking to win the party’s ticket for the elections were also on hand seeking to be involved.

Ambode had taken up the gauntlet with his declaration last Wednesday that he was set to participate in tomorrow’s primary. His assertion was in the face of pressures on him following the endorsement of Sanwo-Olu by all 57 local government chairmen in the state and by major political actors in the state.

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