Sanwo-Olu Hasn’t Performed As Well As Ambode – Group
Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organisation has said the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu cannot be compared to what was achieved by his predecessor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
Recall that the Governance Advisory Council rejected the second term bid of Ambode which led to the emergence of Sanwo-Olu through the primaries of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos.
However, the chairman of AMCO and former Commissioner for Energy and Mineral resources, Wale Oluwo, stated that there is a structure in place for his principal to challenge Sanwo-Olu
Oluwo made this known during a radio programme, CityTalks with Reuben Abati.
He aid, “Performance for performance, the administration of Sanwo-Olu cannot be compared to what Ambode achieved. You have to start with security and infrastructure, we can show a lot of things now. But for this government, well this is not the time to start tearing ourselves apart,” he said.
“The way that the GAC sponsored its candidate is the same way that we will do that for our own candidate too. And members of the party will have the option of determining which of the candidates, either AMCO or GAC, they will like to vote for. We acknowledge that Sanwo-Olu has picked his nomination form, the AMCO candidate will also do his own; and the primary will happen.
“For AMCO, we are participating at all levels of the election. From governorship to the House of Assembly. We will field candidates for all positions. Our candidate will not be Akinwunmi Ambode. We will ensure internal democracy. We will present our own aspirants and they would challenge the governorship and other seats in Lagos.
“The process of presenting our own candidates is almost concluded and I can assure you that by early next week, the candidates will be announced. The GAC is only promoting their own interests by announcing Sanwo-Olu as their candidate.
“I regard GAC as an NGO – Non-Governmental Organisation. They picked the incumbent to promote the interest of their members. We will pick our own and go to the field to determine who the party’s candidate will be.
“We have confidence in the national leadership today that there would be fairness, justice and level-playing ground for all groups.
“What is happening today is that a group forces candidates on the party. That is not internal democracy. We should agree to a consensus. 100 per cent of the party’s position has been assigned to just a group and that is not sustainable. That is still being contested.”
When asked if Ambode would pick the governorship form and challenge Sanwo-Olu, the AMCO leader laughed and said, “We don’t annoint. We practise internal democracy within AMCO itself. We are participating at every level of the election. The group will determine who will be its candidate and he will go and contest in the primary. It could be any person.”