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Monday, 1 October 2018

Lagos 2019: Sanwo-Olu Replies Ambode, Reacts To Allegations


 

The only contender against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in securing the All Progressive’s Congress’ gubernatorial ticket has responded accordingly to the gross allegation thrown against him by the incumbent governor of Lagos state.

While speaking at the world press conference on Sunday, Governor Ambode called on his party leaders to support his reelection bid instead of rooting for Sanwo-Olu, who had been arrested for spending fake dollars at a night club in US and had a record of rehabilitation at the Gbagada Hospital.

Sanwo-Olu, the gubernatorial aspirant however debunked the allegations in his statement on Sunday evening but said he wouldn’t like to join issues with Ambode because he is serious with other matters.

“As a candidate for the party’s nomination and hopefully as your next governor, my approach will not be to sling insults but to propose solutions to the problems of the day,” Sanwo-Olu said in that statement.

“My pursuit of office will continue to be based upon issues that matter to Lagosians and not on attacks against someone’s character, even when he attack mine. For anyone to engage in unwarranted character attacks against me, reveals more about that person’s character than it says about mine.

“Thus, I felt sad for Lagos as I watched the press conference by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Many things he said was beneath the dignity of our people and the exalted office he now holds.

Perhaps the tension and anxiety of the moment got the better of him.

If given a chance at cooler reflection of what he said, I am sure he would regret his descent into such low conduct. In this vein, I forgive him and hope he regains his balance and proper comportment no matter the outcome of tomorrow’s contest. After all, we are both here to improve Lagos not to wrestle in its streets.”

“However, I must clear up some inaccuracies in the governor’s statement. His allegation of that I was arrested for spending fake dollars at a night club in the United States is untrue. For avoidance of doubt, let it be stated that I never received any treatment whatsoever at the Gbagada general hospital.

“Lagosians are intelligent and brave. They can see through the smoke and the fog. I am here not to tear my opponent down but to help build Lagos up. With me, you will hear about progress on education, health, sanitation, proper tax levels, economic development, infrastructure, jobs, public services and other things that enhance the lives of people.

“I am a serious person and this primary is a serious matter. I have not the time or inclination to attack character when there are so many real issues to address.”

Attacking some of the policies of the incumbent governor, Sanwo-Olu promised to make a difference.

“We will continue to focus on the issues that matter in the lives of the people of Lagos. Lagosians want an answer to the sanitation crisis and  loss of jobs caused by Mr. Ambode’s Visionscape misadventure. Our people will want to know why Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has not been able to build a single General Hospital in the State when his immediate predecessor Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) built 11 General Hospitals.

“Lagosians are waiting to hear what our solutions are. They want to know why hundreds of competent civil servants got summarily dismissed and how this has undermined public services.”

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