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A Monarch in Lagos revealed why Akinwunmi Ambode, didn’t get a second term ticket.

A Monarch in Lagos revealed why Akinwunmi Ambode, didn’t get a second time period ticket.

The Osolu of Irewe Kingdom in Ojo Native Authorities Space of Lagos State, Oba Abedina Durosimi Has revealed why  the outgoing Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, did not receive a ticket for the second term.


He declared that traditional rulers, not Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), stopped Ambode.

in an exclusive interview the monarch said   : “Tinubu influences people; he does not force or intimidate people to do his wish. He has regards for traditional institutions in Lagos State.


“As an illustration, earlier than any legislation is handed in Lagos State, they have to convey it to the council of Obas which I’m a member for our evaluation earlier than it’s taken to the state Home of Meeting and the chief for last approval.

“It Wasn’t Tinubu” – Monarch Reveals Those Who Stopped Ambode

“Tinubu is a team player. He sees Obas as fathers and before he takes any decision that will affect the people, he will consult the traditional rulers.
“For instance, when leaders of his party and other well-meaning Lagosians were against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s second term bid, Tinubu consulted widely including traditional rulers and we said we didn’t want Ambode to have a second term.

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Why Ambode was not granted the second term ticket

“As an illustration, when leaders of his celebration and different well-meaning Lagosians had been towards Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s second time period bid, Tinubu consulted extensively together with conventional rulers and we mentioned we didn’t need Ambode to have a second time period.

“The people were against Ambode, because he concentrated development in Epe area where he comes from. Ambode undermined the Lagos State master plan. We Obas opposed Ambode’s second bid not Tinubu.”


“People were against Ambode, because he  focused their development in the Epe area where it comes from. Ambode undermined the general plan of the state of Lagos. We Obas oppose Ambode’s second offer, not Tinubu.”


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