- The African Democratic Congress has reacted to the insinuations of Lagos state governor, Akinwumi Ambode’s possible cross-over to the party
- The ADC national publicity secretary, Yemi Kolapo, said Ambode is yet to contact her party
- Kolapo said anyone is free to join the ADC as long as the person is ready to abide by the rules and regulation of the party
The African Democratic Congress (ADC) said the embattled Lagos state governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has not approached the party for its governorship ticket.
The speculation of the governor’s possible defection was said to have been fuelled by a newspaper interview granted by the national chairman of the ADC, Ralph Nwosu.
This Day reports that Nwosu was quoted as saying, “Part of the reason I am in Lagos now is how the ADC will take Lagos and we are ready to take it. With our hard-working state chairman, Chief Tunde Daramola, Lagos is in our pocket in 2019.”
But reacting to the insinuation of Ambode’s possible cross-over to ADC, during a telephone chat with, the party’s national publicity secretary, Yemi Kolapo, said the Lagos governor was yet to contact her party.
Kolapo explained: “To the best of my knowledge, Governor Ambode has not approached the ADC to become a member. However, anyone is free to join the ADC so long as the person is ready to abide by the rules and regulation of the party.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the ADC said the APC will be shocked at the outcome of the September 22, Osun state governorship election.
The party national chairman, Ralph Nwosu, on Sunday, September 16, made this known in a statement released by Yemi Kolapo, national publicity secretary at the end of the party’s national convention.
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The convention, according to the statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos state, the theme ‘Building a Model Disciplined Political Party’.
Nwosu said that the ADC candidate would emerge victorious in the Osun election. He said the convention was taken to Osun to boost the party’s 90-man campaign committee.
He said: ”We are here to tell Osun people that they have no better candidate for the governorship seat other than our tested and trusted candidate, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade and his deputy, Rtd. Justice Folahanmi Oloyede.”
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