Osinbajo Denies Dumping Ambode For Sanwo-Olu, Warns Media Against Misleading Public

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 30TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has accused Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a leading governorship aspirant and his media team of misleading the public with reports claiming that he endorsed his candidacy ahead of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who is seeking reelection.
Osinbajo attended a meeting of the Lagos State General Advisory Council, GAC, where he had been invited by the elders on the council.
According to a report circulated by Osinbajo’s media team, before the meeting, the Vice President who had been in Lagos to participate in the Presidential primaries in the State had met with Governors Akin Ambode and the APC National Leader Ashiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
APC gubernatorial aspirants Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Kunle Hamzat were also at the premises of the GAC meeting ahead of the Vice President’s arrival.
Sources at the GAC meetings hinted that Prof Osinbajo, who is believed to be supportive of a second term bid for Ambode, conveyed the view of the Buhari presidency that there should be a level playing field in the overall conduct of the primaries.
Informed sources at the meeting said the purpose of VP’s attendance at the GAC was to report on a previous meeting held between him and Gov Aregbesola on how to resolve some of the outstanding issues around Governor Ambode‘s second term bid and its fallouts.
It was while he was coming out of the meeting that Mr. Sanwo-Olu and Mr. Hamzat took advantage of the VP’S presence to take the photos, which are now being falsely paraded as proof of endorsement.
“The VP did not go to endorse the candidate, they only took advantage of his presence,” a source at the meeting confirmed last night.

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