Lagos Guber: Tinubu Won’t Ask Me To Back Down, Sanwo-Olu Says


Babajide Sanwo-Olu, an All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant in Lagos state, has said that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a National Leader of the party won't ask him drop his governorship ambition.

“Asiwaju is a democrat, and I trust he will allow the process to go on without any rancour,” Sanwo-Olu said while speaking to journalists on Friday.

“You see, I really don’t know which side of the divide you want us to stay. Sometimes, people will say this man (Tinubu) is imposing and he is not allowing aspirants to contest for positions.”

He added that, “they say there is no internal democracy. But this man is a democrat who will allow democracy to rule and thrive. My aspiration has nothing to do with an individual; my national leader is my national leader and he is the leader of everybody.

“Therefore, his passion is about Nigeria and not Lagos alone. The movement we have started is participatory democracy, and so there is no basis for him (Tinubu) urging me to drop my ambition.”

Sanwo-Olu has the backing of Mandate Movement, a group loyal to Tinubu.

He said his mission to reposition the state was on course and he would formally declare his bid on Sunday.

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