Jide Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu has denied ever saying that he accused his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of rigging to win the Osun governorship election.

Sanwo-Olu is challenging the incumbent governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, for the party’s governorship ticket for the 2019 general election.

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Reports had emerged that Sanwo-Olu, in a Whatsapp group chat on Sanwo-Olu 4 Gov. Lagos said his party won the Osun election in a crooked and unenviable manner.

In the message sent at exactly 6.42pm on Thursday with an Airtel line, Sanwo-Olu purportedly said: “as much (as) I want our great party APC to win in Osun, am not happy with the way adopted to win. It shows we have no principle and no different from PDP…”

But in his reaction, the governorship aspirant described the report as fake news being spread by those desperately working to stop him from winning the party’s ticket.

”Sanwo-Olu in big trouble story by the faceless and gormless Lagos Solidarity Forum should win the award for the biggest of the year. It is another pack of conjured lies from the pit of hell from the stable of a very desperate people. It fits only for the trash can,” he tweeted.

”I urge all our loyal APC supporters to ignore such baseless accusations from faceless and desperate shadowy groups. We are aware that more of such asinine rants will come from desperate groups, but we are undeterred, focused on our goal. ÌGBÉGA ÈKÓ TI DI ÀJÙMỌ̀ṢE,” he added.

Sanwo-Olu’s appears to be the preferred choice of the APC hierarchy in Lagos as he has been endorsed by the Mandate Group loyal to National Leader of the APC Bola Tinubu ahead of the party’s primary this weekend.