- Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said Goodluck Jonathan tried all could to win Lagos
- He said the former president spent huge amount of money to achieve this
- He applauded Lagosians for standing by Akinwunmi Ambode
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has revealed that former president, Goodluck Jonathan did all he could to sop Akinwunmi Ambode from becoming the governor of Lagos.
The former Lagos state governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting which he addressed at the APC secretariat, Ogba alongside Ambode, Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, and the party Chairman, Chief Oladele Ajomale, among others.
This Day reports that Tinubu said it was the most difficult period of his career as Jonathan did all he could to stop the APC from winning in the state but said he people stood by Ambode.
Tinubu applauded Ambode for his projects saying he has not let the people down.
“Ambode has not let us down. He is doing a fantastic job, in an environment where there is economic recession is a big challenge. Initially, they said he might not be able to do it, but he is doing it and doing it perfectly. He has a very good team of performers. It takes a leader to lead a team to victory and a leader to think and dream. He thinks and performs and he is doing a great job, we are very proud of him.”
Ambode applauded the party for standing by him to win the governorship seat.
He said: “Almost two years after, we have caused to thank God. I am able to look back that the confidence you give me two years ago and all of you working together to make sure I defeated the PDP candidate was no small feat. I have come here not only to attend this meeting but to say a big thank you to all of you.
“I want to thank you for being the first set of people that believed in me and thereafter God has been so gracious, he has not allowed me to disappoint u. I want to say a big thank you to Tinubu, the state APC Chairmen and Exco members for supporting that course.
“If there is any party remaining in Nigeria today, that party is manifested in all the good things coming out of Lagos State. Why are we here? We are here to count our blessings and renew the course of unity to move forward as one great party.
“I want to implore all of us, whatever it is that would have transpired, it is very clear that the next council elections is all in your hands; just the same way we have done in the last two years. My call to all members of our great party is that all 57 councils must be won by APC without exception.”