Two new aspirants for the Lagos State governor under the All Progressives Congress’ umbrella emerged on Tuesday, fuelling speculations that all was not well with the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, and a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.
The aspirants, who were former commissioners in the state, Dr Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu, were said to have claimed to have Tinubu’s backing.
The incumbent governor, Ambode, was also said to have the APC national leader’s backing when he declared on Monday.
An online news platform, TheCable, on Tuesday claimed 57 council chairmen loyal to Tinubu had met and pledged their support for Sanwoolu.
The online paper further quoted an ally of Tinubu, James Odunmbaku, as saying, “Sanwoolu is the incoming governor of Lagos.”