Reactions have continued to trail Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s dramatic photo shoot with Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Party (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.
Concise News had reported earlier that the Lagos state governor created a mild drama on Monday at the launch of ‘Africa Rise and Shine’, a book by Jim Ovia, chairman of Zenith Bank when he ran towards Tinubu for photographs.
We had also reported that dignitaries, including public officials, were invited to the podium to take photographs with the author at the event.
Initially, Ambode stood in between Ovia and Kolade but as photojournalists started taking shots, the Lagos governor jogged past the Zenith Bank chairman, Osinbajo to squeeze himself in between Tinubu and a woman on his estranged godfather’s left side.
The governor’s action elicited cheers, laughter and applause from those on the podium and many other guests.
But apparently displeased by the display of the governor, Nigerians took to Twitter to air their displeasures.
Read some of the comments below…
Ambode is literally begging for his life – that video is sad… if he were a governor from the SS or the SE now he’d have dumped Tinubu “lounloun”…. Tinubu didn’t even smile back at him 😔😔😌
— Khaleesi 🇳🇬🇩🇪 (@AbangMercy) September 18, 2018
That video of Ambode running to meet Tinubu burst my head. I wan mad! Power is a bitch you know! Tinubu has Ambode by the balls and there's nothing he can do about it. Grown ass man running helter skelter on live TV.
— Sizwe Banzi (@iamwhunee) September 18, 2018
Saw the video clip of Jim Ovia's book launch where Ambode was jumping like a puppet because he wanted to stand beside Tinubu.
Slavery is indeed a mindset…
— afrispheric (@afrispheric) September 18, 2018
Had a debate with someone I met first time yesterday when he insisted that Ambode should fight Tinubu.
I explained that strategy isn’t about trying to make a lion fly fast or to make a rat roar but to build on strengths.
This man’s best play isn’t to fight openly – watch this. pic.twitter.com/BxXTxGLsOs
— Demola Olarewaju (@DemolaRewaju) September 18, 2018
This video of Ambode rushing to Tinubu got me…
Man must do what a Man gat to do 😁 pic.twitter.com/RfvKvYFM0S
— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) September 18, 2018
Ambode fall my hand with this video. Very Unfortunate.😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/AYQIqA3i6O
— B O L A N L E. C 🇳🇬 (@bolanle_cole) September 18, 2018
I saw a video of Ambode scampering towards Tinubu just to gain attention and i couldn't help but to shake my head in pity & shame seeing what someone's father, a sitting governor and a man with a certified third leg has been reduced to by y'all Jagabandit. Is this y'all leader?
— OLUWASAANUMI 🇳🇬 (@SanRomeo) September 18, 2018
Rare video of Ambode kissing ass , the political season is in full swing🤣 https://t.co/9Fp6q59Oio
— Oladipupo Oriire (@Orire_) September 18, 2018