Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State, has questioned the mental capacity of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his main challenger in his party’s governorship primary, to lead the state in 2019.

Although he didn’t expressly mention his name, Ambode said Sanwo-Olu’s records of “rehabilitation” at Gbagada General Hospital are there for all to see.

“This particular aspirant — you can go and check, the records are there — is somebody that has been arrested for spending fake American dollars in a night club,” he said at a press conference in Lagos on Sunday.

“He is also known that he doesn’t have the competence to do what he is being propelled to do. His records are there at Gbagada General Hospital. This is somebody that has gone for rehabilitation before. 

“We don’t want to go too far; we don’t want to talk about all the things that we know, but we know that our leadership should have a rethink.

“I will not stand here on the mandate of Lagosians and then allow our great party APC to fritter away an opportunity by putting in somebody that the opposition will easily take out because of lack of credibility.”

Ambode pleaded with APC leaders to have a rethink, saying: “This is not about me. It is about greater opportunities for the APC to take the progress of Nigeria to a greater place.”


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