Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode has endorsed the governorship aspiration of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Dr Obafemi Hamzat.
The governor, who spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting at the State Secretariat of the party, raised the hands of Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat before scores of party leaders and faithful and wished them well in the March 2, 2019 election.
Our Party, the All Progressives Congress, remains one big family. We will head to the 2019 polls in unity, ready to win and deliver good governance. pic.twitter.com/XlKqIxMomL
— Akinwunmi Ambode (@AkinwunmiAmbode) December 17, 2018
“As we are looking forward to February 16, 2019, we know it is the Buhari/Osinbajo ticket that the whole of Lagos will vote for.
“As we proceed two weeks after on March 2, we also declare that it is the Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat ticket that will come to take over from me by the special grace of God.
“I pray for them and bless them that they will take over from me successfully in good health and in good spirit,” he said.
He urged those still aggrieved with the fallout of the primaries of the party to follow his example and accept the party’s supremacy.
“The first thing I want to say is to appeal to all our party members who, in one way or the other, have been wronged or aggrieved that they should find a place in their hearts to let it just be the same way that I have accepted the greatness of the party.
“I want us to know that the party is supreme to all our individual interests because it has the common good for all of us and we must find a place in our hearts to let the party reign supreme,” he said.
The governor also appealed to the leadership of the party to go a step further by looking for avenues to compensate aggrieved aspirants, saying such was necessary to spur them to work for the party and also move the party forward.