Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Abode has insist on participating in the APC governorship primaries despite pressure by members of the party to endorse Jide Sanwoolu as his successor.

It was gathered that the national leader of the party and Ambode’s political godfather, Bola Tinubu and elders of the party had told Ambode not to contest the primaries but instead declare his support for the party’s choice, Jide Sanwoolu.
However, despite appearing that he is swimming against the tide in his bid to win the party’s nomination, reports has it that the Epe born politician is insisting on exercising his rights to contest the primaries and let the party members decide his fate.
“Ambode was told to step down and forget his second term ambition. He was told to publicly endorse Sanwo-Olu as his successor.
 He was promised a ministerial appointment after the APC might have won the presidential election. He was even told to pick a ministry of his choice.
“But Ambode seemed not to be pleased with the directives of the leaders as he declined the ministerial dangle. He also told them to allow the APC primary process to continue as planned. For now, the meeting is still continuing and there is no compromise in sight,” a source said.