Why We Removed Ambode As Lagos Governor – Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said that Lagos State headed in the wrong direction between 2017 and 2018.

Though he did not mention any name, that was the governorship era of Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos.

Tinubu said this during the inauguration of the Agege Pen-Cinema Bridge in Lagos State on Friday.

The construction of the flyover bridge at Pen Cinema begun under Ambode’s administration but he was absent during the inauguration.

The APC national leader said the “wrong direction” that the state was moving towards led to the decision of political leaders to replace Ambode.

According to him, many political leaders were initially skeptical about the choice of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat, but they were later convinced.

He also described the loss of Ambode in a primary election to Sanwo-Olu as “historical”.

Tinubu said, “Sometimes in 2017-2018, the ship of this state seems to have headed in a very wrong direction. History had it that we came together, an election came and we chose a democratically-elected government of the people, our people, and for the people. They say ‘who is Babajide Sanwo-Olu’? We said, ‘you will find out’.

Ever since Babajide became the captain of the ship of our state, he has turned it round to the right direction of progress, development, and good leadership quality

Both of you (Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat) and the entire cabinet have demonstrated unequal determination to redevelop, rebuild for the people of Lagos. You have made us seen a fine and determined government for the progress and quality of life of our people