The news today is that the governor of Lagos is working secretly with PDP against his own party, APC. Some members of his party accused him of funding the campaign of PDP in the state as a way of getting back at his party for not allowing him to seek reelection in the state.
Though Ambode has publicly endorsed Sanwo-Olu as the party’s candidate for the Lagos state 2019 governorship election, a section of the party has continued to suspect the governor of double dealings.
The suspicion has been heightened by reports that Ambode has not released money to the Sanwo-Olu campaign and even blocked channels for such. That suspicion was not helped by the recent defection to the PDP of Olawale Oluwo, the immediate past commissioner for energy from the party. Some within the party claimed Oluwo, from the same Epe base of the governor was acting a script by Ambode.
However, close associates of the outgoing governor, have denied the claim that Ambode was conspiring with the opposition to collapse Sanwo-Olu’s campaign. They stated that the governor’s invitations to the Sanwo-Olu camp for harmonisation of campaign had remained unheeded until last week.