The visit of Akinwunmi Ambode, the immediate past Governor of Lagos State to president Bola Ahmed Tinubu has received wide welcoming and kudos.
What Transpired Between Ambode and Tinubu
Ambode fell out with Tinubu in 2019 when he could not get his reelection ticket on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to become the Lagos State Governor for the second term.
The former Lagos State governor lost the ticket to the incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a direct primary election.
Both former governors were later reunited at the state reception organized for Tinubu by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on June 29.
Why Ambode Visited President Tinubu
According to a report on Western Post, the meeting at the Presidential Villa is believed to be the final reconciliation between both men.
President Tinubu is believed to be considering Ambode for an appointment in his government and the Friday meeting is presumed to be an avenue to conclude discussions to that effect.
Prior to the meeting, president Tinubu had publicly insisted he had nothing against Ambode as the decision to remove him was that of the party members.
Despite the claims, many still believed that the then governor’s failure to get the ticket of the APC was as a result of his falling out with his erstwhile mentor and political godfather.
When both former Lagos State governors met in June 2023, Tinubu publicly acknowledged Ambode’s presence, saying, “I’m glad to see Ambode. Thank you Akin.”
Reactions From Netizens On The Reunion
Pastor Marvy: If Ambode had followed the foolish, illogical and destructive thinking of headless obidients to go all out and badmouth his predecessors, he would have been junketing up and down court rooms looking for his purpose in life. Today, man’s in Aso villa with express access. Wisdom!!!
Okuwajuwonlo: I truly truly truly respect Mr Ambode mehn. After all the insults he still kept his cool for 4years after losing out in the primaries. I know some greedy politicians they would have run to the nearest available party. I really respect this man alot mehn.
Abeed Fajobi: I’m so happy for Ambode, thanks to his stars and whosoever advised him to stay
The headless mob pushed and push to go head to head with the Lagos state government but man remains silent. Today he is smiling 😊
How do you MOH feel
Osas: Dear Obidients, is Ambode still your best Gov to ever rule Lagos or His restored relationship with Asiwaju has suddenly disrupted your masked hypocrisy?
Emini: Ambode in Aso Villa to see PBAT is a lesson to all. No matter how rough it may get btw you and anyone not to even talk of your benefactor, never burn the bridge, leave room for reconciliation. Ambode is coming. Lagos East e dide. Let’s see if Obideints will rally round for him.
Ayekotooto: Throughout Ambode’s trial which began in 2019, he refused to accept PDP ticket in 2019 and dashed LP’s hope in 2023.
Today, his visit to the villa is an NTOR to PDP and L P.
Chigozirim Aliyu Emeakayi: I’m so Happy for Ambode, he never derailed or denounced his relationship with Asiwaju, no matter the pressure.
Obidiots, especially Igbos in Lagos, did everything they could to lure him to their camp, but he stood firmly on his feet and conviction.
A Real Omoluabi.
Lekebiz: I knew it would be easy for former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to reunite with his benefactor, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu since Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is no longer in the picture.