The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State has advised the immediate past Governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode against joining the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Spokesperson of the APC in Lagos State, Seye Oladejo, said this during a chat with newsmen while reacting to claims by the PDP that the former governor was free to join the opposition party.
He said the PDP had made it clear that Olajide Adediran, otherwise known as Jandor would be its governorship candidate in the next poll.
He said Ambode should therefore not be deceived by the dubious ways of the opposition party.
“I think the PDP is idle and the PDP is just promising people. How many governorship tickets do they want to give out? Haven’t they promised the ticket to Jandor? So they are now reaching out to Ambode?
“One would expect that Mr Akinwunmi Ambode would know better than to dance to the tune of deceit in the PDP. What is the PDP’s record in governorship elections in Lagos State? Anyone who gets a PDP ticket is certain of failure,” he said.
Ambode, a political foe of Governor Sanwo-Olu hinted at a possible return to the political arena after a cryptic post on his Facebook page. In his post on Tuesday, he predicted future prosperity for the state and the country while enjoining the youth to be active participants in the electoral process by registering for their Permanent Voters Card (PVC).
“After all we have been through, God has been faithful.
“Thank you for the overwhelming endorsement of our modest contributions to the growth of Lagos.
“It can only get better for Lagos, and indeed Nigeria.
“The youths are coming.
“The power is in their hands. Go and get your Permanent Voters Card (PVC) ready. Your future is NOW!,” he said.
Ambode has been conspicuously absent, either through a boycotted or lack of official invitation at all state functions since he left office.
The former governor was denied the second term because of Sanwo-Olu in 2019.
The national leader of the party Bola Tinubu accused him of alienating those who “contributed so much to our development”. Ambode had publicly declared Sanwo-Olu unfeat on health and integrity grounds to succeed him.