The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has said it was ready to field Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as one of their governorship aspirants ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Speaking to newsmen, the Lagos State Chairman of the party, Babatunde Daramola, however, admitted that Ambode would not be given an automatic ticket.
Daramola said: “We thank Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for what is happening in Lagos State APC.
“Revolution normally starts from within. We have a cabal that is ruling Lagos State in the APC. This cabal consists of just five people, but I will not mention names. So, it is good that Governor Ambode is fighting them.
“The cabal has stifled Ambode to the throat. Residents of Lagos State should support him. We will welcome Ambode to our party if he decides to cross over, but we will not give him an automatic ticket, he will have to compete with other aspirants for the governorship ticket.”