I Don’t Need Tinubu’s Endorsement To Defeat Sanwo-Olu – Oluwo, Ambode’s Man


A governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos,
Wale Oluwo has said that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has not impressed the people of the state with his performance, vowing to unseat the incumbent.

Oluwo, who recently joined the governorship race in the state, is an associate of former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode, and the Chairman of the Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organisation. Asked about his chances in the intra-party considering the fact that he will be slugging it out with an incumbent who has the endorsement of party bigwigs, he said: “With God, all things are possible. I believe God is on our side. The people and the party members are also on our side.

“The voice of the people is the voice of God. We have also spent the past three years building our group to have influential people in every local government, so we are a group that has been existing since 2014 and we have been organising ourselves to make it ready for this kind of contest. It gives us the confidence that God is on our side and the people are on our side. We are also confident of the leadership at the national level, not like the one we had during the last election.

On the endorsement of Mr Sanwo-Olu, Mr Oluwo said he has nothing to be worried about the development. “No, I am not worried at all. The people will decide and if they say I am the one they want, no Jupiter can stop that. I have tremendous respect for Asiwaju (Tinubu) but I am competing against his anointed person. That is a democracy, it allows anybody the constitutional right to vote and be voted for. He has the right to endorse anybody but the people have the right to vote for whoever they want”.

Mr Oluwo also denied the insinuation that Mr Ambode was defeated in the 2018 governorship primary of the APC. According to him, ” there was no primary. I was his (Ambode) representative at the primary. There was no primary in 2018. I am not in Ambode’s mind; everyone is entitled to their decision. He is a party man and out of his loyalty to his party and the fact that he didn’t want any crisis in the party as the party was approaching an election, that was why he said he would leave things the way they were and he wouldn’t contest.

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