National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has commended the courage of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state and others for accepting the outcome of the primary election of the party in the state.
Tinubu, a former governor of the state, said their act of sportsmanship deserved to be appreciated.
The APC chieftain made this comment while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the State Secretariat of the party on Acme Road in Ogba on Monday where Governor Ambode officially endorsed the governorship candidate of the party, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy Obafemi Hamzat.
Speaking after the event, Tinubu said Ambode, his deputy, Dr. Idiat Adebule, and all the leaders and members of the party had done commendably well in respecting the supremacy of the party.
His words: “I want to say thank you to all of you and God bless you.
“I thank all of you for respecting the party, particularly the present Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and his deputy, Idiat Adebule. May God continue to bless you and guide you and you will live long with everlasting progress.
“Thank you to all our leaders, the Government Advisory Council (GAC) of Lagos State and the membership of the party who had embarked on reconciliation efforts to appeal to all our members who are initially aggrieved.”
“The party supremacy has been demonstrated; the party discipline has been demonstrated. You are our leaders and we respect all of you,” he said.
“I want to thank you for maintaining peace, harmony, unity and love.”
Other leaders at the meeting were the State’s Deputy Governor, Idiat Adebule; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa; State APC Chairman, Alhaji Tunde Balogun; GAC members led by Prince Tajudeen Olusi; Chief Lanre Razak, Senator Ganiyu Solomon, Chief Kemi Nelson, Cardinal James Odumbaku, former Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Jokotola Pelumi, among others.