Senator Gbenga Ashafa. Photo: Twitter

Senator Gbenga Ashafa (APC-Lagos East) has denied reports he is plotting to run against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for the office of the governor of Lagos state.

In a statement released to newsmen on Thursday, the lawmaker said he is in total support of Governor Ambode.

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Ashafa said: “My attention has been drawn to a news item published on an online news blog, captioned “Again Talks Gbenga Ashafa Interested in becoming next Lagos Gov floats about town.”

“I hereby use this medium to reiterate my support for the government, His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and to state that I am firmly focused on my assignment as the Senator representing the people of Lagos East Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the Legislature.

“I am equally committed to supporting the brilliant strides of the incumbent Governor of Lagos State and will continue to support him accordingly.

“It is pertinent to state at this juncture that only last week, on Friday 16th February, 2018, I used a medium through my address at the closing ceremony of the Entrepreneurship Training and Skill Acquisition program for constituents of Lagos East in conjunction with SMEDAN to further publicly drum up support for the government of Governor Ambode, particularly in the aspect of youth empowerment.”