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.
“Ambode was told to step down and forget his second term ambition. He was told to publicly endorse Sanwo-Olu as his successor.
“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.