The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has expressed their interest in having the incumbent governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, as the party’s governorship flagbearer in forthcoming 2019 elections.
Dr. Adetokunbo Pearse, The Chairman, Strategy and Mobilisation, Social Democratic Party (SDP), South-West Zone, on Friday said that the party would accommodate Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State in 2019 election.
Pearse said: “I have to tell you the truth that our national leaders have asked us in Lagos to reach out to Ambode and to let him know that we will be ready to accommodate him in our party if he so chooses.
“The reason being that Ambode has not performed excellently but we think, he should have an opportunity for second term to complete some of the works he has started.
“More importantly, we see Ambode as a man who seems to be standing up to greed. That’s they reason why we feel Ambode should be given an opportunity.
“They are fighting him because he has not agreed to sell Lagos totally. So, we will welcome him if he comes.”
“They can win the primary (against Ambode) but let it come to the general elections, people will show that this state does not belong to them”