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Aregbesola Behind Governor Ambode's Woes, Not Tinubu, Says Group


The United Broom Movement (UBM), a political bloc within the APC in Lagos state has reiterated that the man responsible for the woes of Ambode is Aregbesola.

According to the UBM’s leader, Mr. Fouad Oki, who had in last June, cried out the Osun State Governor was after Ambode, Aregbesola is the head of the Mandate Group, which is the dominant group under former Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s political family.

He said it was the group that is insisting on the removal of Ambode.

“Its members cut across every community, city and shanty of the state. It has its highest concentration in Alimosho Local Government Area, which is about the largest local government in the state. In most cases, it is the votes from Alimosho that determine who win major elections in the state.

“The direct control of the Mandate Group is within the domain of Governor Aregbesola, who is the second-in-command in the Bola Tinubu political circuit in the state.”

According to Mr. Dayo Williams, a member of the UBM, “the alleged face-off between Governor Ambode and Tinubu is actually between Aregbesola and Ambode over the latter’s neglect of the socioeconomic interests of the Mandate Group. Have you seen those on the Campaign Committee of Jide Sanwo-Olu? They are die-hard supporters of Aregbesola. Go check the list again. Most of those who accuse Tinubu of imposing candidates on the APC don’t even know how he operates.

“Whatever candidate you see Tinubu backing in Lagos State in any election is the consensus choice of the biggest power bloc within the party. This means that time without numbers, Tinubu has to defer to the interest of the bloc which happens after countless deliberations must have taken place,” he said.

Culled from This day

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