By Aderele Ijelu
IBILE.TV NEWS (LAGOS) – A faction of the APC in Lagos state led by Mr Fouad Oki, has supported governor’s Akinwunmi Ambode’s bid to seek reelection.
Mr. Oki argued that if previous governors Bola Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola all enjoyed two terms, the Mr. Ambode is also entitled to a second term of office without a contest.
He cited the case of the APC National Leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, who ruled between 1999 and 2007, noting that Tinubu, who then represented Lagos West, enjoyed the privilege. He then cited Tinubu’s immediate successor and the current Minister of Works, Power & Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), who spent two good terms in office between 2007 and 2015, representing Lagos Central.
“The case of Ambode, who hails from Epe in Lagos East, should not be different,” Mr. Oki quipped, noting that Lagos East should enjoy the same privilege irrespective of the person occupying the office of the governor.
The faction, which broke away in February due to alleged cases of illegalities, manipulation and marginalization against some members, warned that if the deep-seated cases of injustice “are not addressed in the interest of equity, fairness and justice, we may all suffer for it as we are currently suffering for the Osun debacle.”