Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has claimed that a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress ‘Jide Sanwo-Olu was arrested for using fake dollars.
Ambode will battle against Sanwo-Olu for the party’s ticket in the governorship primary on Monday with many APC stakeholders believed to be backing the latter.
Speaking on Sunday at a world press conference in Lagos, the governor alleged that his rival was nabbed for using counterfeit currencies in a nightclub.
He also claimed that Sanwo-Olu was unfit to lead the commercial capital of Nigeria.
“We are one family in the APC, but the truth is this, the aspirant that is being put up to compete against us is not a fit and proper person to take this position. This is the truth,” Ambode said.
He added that “Party leaders and party members have been misled into thinking that this is a greater candidate than me.
“I have done everything in the last three and a half years to serve people selflessly and to serve the poor.
“Most of the projects we are doing are about alleviating the sufferings of the poor. And the only way out for us is to continue to do that in the next four years.
“This particular aspirant — you can go and check, the records are there — is somebody that has been arrested for spending fake American dollars in a nightclub.”