Bolanle, wife of the Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, allegedly failed in her attempt to pacify Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to save her husband’s job on Tuesday.
PUNCH reports that Bolanle, who went with Ambode to Osun State on Monday for the All Progressives Congress’ mega rally for the state governorship candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, waylaid the APC National Leader and tried to pacify him to change his mind.
Sources said that her effort did not yield any result as Tinubu was said to have “received her cordially and joked with her.”
“At a point, she became emotional despite the fact that many party leaders were there. But Asiwaju (Tinubu) did not give her the answer she desired. He merely treated her with courtesy,” one of the sources said.
Newsbreak.ng reports that Governor Ambode and Tinubu have been in the news lately over the former’s second term bid.
Tinubu had refused to back Ambode’s second term ambition despite pleas by notable persons including President Buhari. He, has however backed Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a former commissioner in the state, who obtained his form last Tuesday.
Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday formally declared his intention to vie for the Lagos State governorship ticket under the APC, promising to restore the glory of the state.
The chairmen of the 57 councils had also declared support for the former commissioner.
Notable APC leaders in the state, who were either allies of Tinubu or his followers, were also at the declaration.