I HAVE NOT ENDORSED SANWOOLU OR ANY CANDIDATE FOR LAGOS GUBERNATORIAL RACE–ASIWAJU
Haruna Isa (Abuja)
In a swift reaction to the unconfirmed reports hovering the city of Lagos and the APC that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is no longer in good terms with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and has already anointed and endorsed another candidate,the APC, the APC National Leader issued a statement to distance himself from this notion.
In a statement made available to pressmen which Northeast Star has a copy, Asiwaju said politicians should stop dropping his name. “I Ahiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu wants to put it on public record that I did not endorse any gubernatorial aspirant in Lagos State: neither did I direct any group of persons to promote the aspiration of any aspirant,” said Mr. Tinubu.
He went on further to say, “It has come to my knowledge that a particular unscrupulous aspirant and his coterie of backers in the nomenclature of a campaign organization; have serially dropped my name as his main sponsor, financier and backer: this is far from the truth. “
The Asiwaju advised party members to exercise their rights and do what is necessary and obtainable in any good democratic set up. He said, “Party members, executives, public office holders and appointees on the platform of our great party the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State should exercise their democratic rights in good conscience, free of intimidation and deceit.”
Mr. Tinubu gave a warning to politicians to stop using his name for selfish reasons.”Henceforth: no aspirant should drop my name: I have openly declared my unbiased and detached position from the aspiration of all aspirants during the last stakeholders meeting of the Lagos State chapter at the state secretariat. I am using this medium to do so again.The field of political engagement in Lagos State and indeed Nigeria is free for all aspirants. The faith of all aspirants is in the hands of all party members.”