- It is safe to say Lagosians are now missing former governor Akinwunmi Ambode
- For the umpteenth time, the former Lagos state governor is trending on social media
- Residents in Nigeria's megacity say incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been nothing but a disaster
Former Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode is in the news again but for the right reasons this time.
Ambode, 56, is the immediate past chief executive of the Nigerian's foremost commercial and megacity, Lagos.
Ambode spent only one term of four years as Lagos state governor before he was ousted by political forces in the state who accused him of not showing loyalty to the powers that be.
Ambode's ouster by All Progressives Congress (APC) influential chieftains paved the way for little known Babajide Sanwo-Olu to emerge as Lagos state governor.
Four months into his tenure, it is complaints galore for Lagosians as many say the incumbent governor is practically aloof.
On Tuesday, October 8 up until the morning of Wednesday, October 9, Ambode was trending on micro-blogging site, Twitter.
Lagosians are suggesting that it was a mistake to have traded Ambode for Sanwo-Olu, who many say have not performed to their expectations.
Governor Ambode had tried to no avail to get the APC ticket in the weeks leading up to the party's primary election.
There were also high expectations that the former governor would be appointed as a minister in President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet but it didn't materialize.
For now, Lagosians are saying Ambode's government was better than his successor's administration and they are making it known via social media.
Governor Sanwo-Olu would have to do more to assure Lagosians that he means well for them and would be willing to surpass the achievements of his predecessor.
Governor Sanwo-Olu had earlier responded to criticisms against his administration saying a lot is “happening in the backroom.”
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