Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state. Facebook

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state is still in the 2019 governorship race contrary to reports that he has withdrawn from the race.

Reports had emerged on social media that Ambode had stepped down and endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

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The purported report suggested that Ambode, after due considerations and consultations, had decided to suspend his campaign for second term.

According to PM news, a top government source said the report was the handiwork of persons bent on heating up the polity in the State and creating unnecessary confusion and tension within the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The source said: “It is not true, it is baseless, it is unfounded and the general public should disregard it.

“I mean, how can Ambode withdraw from a race that he is very much into and he is consulting widely?

“This defiles logic and it is a tragic reflection of what social media has turned journalism into where any Tom, Dick, and Harry can just wake up in the corners of his room in Iyana Ipaja, Amukoko, Ikorodu, Oshodi or anywhere and concoct lies and present same to the world as the truth.”