2019: Tinubu backing Ambode’s second term bid – Senator Ashafa

Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Gbenga Ashafa, has said the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, was backing Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s second term bid on account of his sterling performance in office.

Ashafa disclosed this yesterday on the sideline of Ambode’s declaration to run for the governorship seat again in 2019.

He said, “We are so proud to have Ambode as our governor.

“As the senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District, which produced him even though he is for the whole of Lagos State and Nigeria, we are saying we are very happy to endorse him Ambode for a second term on the instruction of our leader.”

The governor’s political future had been in a subject of conjecture as a result of speculated disagreements between him and his godfather, necessitating high level interventions by senior party stalwarts, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

It could be recalled that Ambode had earlier, in his declaration speech, thanked Tinubu for giving him the platform to contribute to the growth and development of the state.