The Lagos state Governor, Mr Akinwumi Ambode on Wednesday October 3, accepted defeat in the All Progressive Congress, Primaries and also promised to work for the victory of the party in 2019 election.
Speaking during a press briefing in Lagos, Governor Ambode promised to follow in the tradition of party, and footstep of his predecessor, Babatunde Raji Fashola to support Babajide Sanwo-olu.
He also promised to be at the fore front in the support of Sanwo-olu.
He directed all his support group structures to be collapsed into the Sanwo-olu structure.
In his speech, Ambode said: “I would follow in the tradition of our party, and footstep of my great predecessor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, who despite not having his way during the 2015 primaries, still went ahead to give me his 100 percent support. I would also be at the fore front in the support of my erudite brother, Babajide Sanwo-olu.
I am hereby directing that all Ambode support group structures be collapsed into the Sanwo-olu structure, which i believe would in time also be collapsed into the overall APC campaign structure.
I thank the people of Lagos State for giving me the opportunity to have led in the past 4 years. There have been lessons learnt and insights gained”.
He continued that: “Today, our great party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) had her primary elections in Lagos state, it was a keen contest between myself and my competitor, Mr Jide Sanwo-olu.
As usual in any political competition, especially one where all contestants are ably skilled and qualified, the contest was filled with intrigues and strategies of innumerable moves and counter moves. It was a contest of competitors, not a battle of enemies.
Members of our Party have spoken, they have said loud and clear that at this time, Sanwo-olu is the person they want to represent us all in the forth coming general elections in 2019”.
He thanked the people of Lagos State for giving him the opportunity to serve, the party leaders both at state and federal level, especially Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari for their leadership roles in the party.