Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has reportedly submitted his nomination form, despite the controversy surrounding his second term bid.
Media Mogul Dele Momodu, who disclosed this on Twitter, on Wednesday, said the Lagos state governor submitted the form in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
“Governor AKINWUNMI AMBODE defies all odds, submits nomination forms in Abuja,” Momodu tweeted.
Governor AKINWUNMI AMBODE defies all odds, submits nomination forms in Abuja…
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) September 12, 2018
Concise News recalls that the incumbent Lagos governor picked the APC nomination and expression of interest forms on Monday in Abuja.
However, on Tuesday, two new aspirants for the position on the platform of the APC emerged, fuelling speculations on a possible fallout between Ambode and national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.
While the aspirants, who were former commissioners in the state, Dr Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu, were said to have claimed to have Tinubu’s backing, Ambode, on the other hand, was also said to have the APC national leader’s backing when he declared on Monday.
Meanwhile, Ambode’s form submission is coming a day after Momodu alleged that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Lagos state chapter, offered the party’s ticket to businessman Femi Otedola and it has been reported that he accepted the offer.