Impeachment Pressure Mounts Heavy On Ambode As 57 LG Chairmen Back Rival
The plot to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State heightens as a large number of Local Government chairmen put their weight behind rivals.
According to Cable, there is a threat to impeach Ambode if he does not drop his second term bid.
Over 50 council chairmen loyal to Bola Tinubu, his estranged godfather, have met and pledged their support for Jide Sanwonolu, who is believed to be Tinubu’s preferred choice, according to APC insiders.
The council chairmen are the most influential grassroots mobilizers under the direct primary system adopted by APC to pick governorship candidates.
Most members of the Lagos house of assembly are also loyal to Tinubu.
“Meeting is over. Ambode is out. Jide Sanyaolu Sanwonolu is the new governor of Lagos. All 57 local government chairmen have signed his form. It’s over,” the source said.
On Monday, the Governor, alongside some members of his cabinet, stormed the headquarters of the APC in Abuja to get expression of interest and nomination forms for his 2019 bid.
He later told some APC members that he was not tired and needed their support to continue in office beyond 2019.