MANDATE GROUP, JUSTICE FORUM JOIN FORCES AGAINST AMBODE - Islanders Magazine

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Saturday, 22 September 2018

MANDATE GROUP, JUSTICE FORUM JOIN FORCES AGAINST AMBODE


We gathered yesterday that the two major political groups in the APC in Lagos state, Mandate Group, led by Governor Rauf Aregbesola and Justice Forum, led by Oba Olatunji Hamzat; both of which report to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu might have decided to join forces against Ambode.

It was learned that Hamzat may have agreed to step down from the primaries to serve as running mate to Sanwo-Olu.

The collaboration, Vanguard gathered, could see the Lagos group working together with the Abuja group of APC members. Both tendencies had in the past worked at cross purposes on issues both in Lagos and other parts of the South-West.

Hamzat, who served in the Babatunde Fashola cabinet as commissioner for works, currently serves as a special adviser to the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing.

Among leading personalities in the Abuja tendency of the Lagos chapter of the APC are Fashola and the immediate past national legal adviser of the party, Mr. Muiz Banire.

Responding to the supplications on behalf of the embattled governor, a source disclosed yesterday that the Lagos political leader, Tinubu, may have moved on concerning the issue.

“I think Tinubu has made up his mind and not with all these issues on ground concerning the governor. It may have become a dead issue and what is on ground is how to negotiate a soft landing for the governor,” the source disclosed.

It was learned that efforts were being made to convince the governor to come for a negotiated political settlement that could open up the prospect of a ministerial appointment in a possible new Federal Government.

“However, if he wants to fight it out, he can go to the primaries and the matter will be decided there,” the source disclosed.
Alhaji Wasiu Adedoyin Banjo

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