Akinwunmi Ambode Could Become Lagos' Next Governor, Here's Why

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Akinwunmi Ambode, the immediate past governor of Lagos State, has thanked Lagosians for recognizing his contributions to the state's development.


The 58-year-old APC leader also advised young people to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Ambode was Lagos governor from 2015 to 2019 and had lost his reelection to Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the APC primary due to intra-party squabbles.

Ambode is constitutionally eligible to contest the governorship seat for one more term of four years if the electorate so decide.

Ganiu Taofik, a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain in Lagos State, claims that the PDP's gate is wide open to welcome ex-governor Akinwunmi Ambode and any politician ready to follow the party's laws.

If Ambode joins the PDP, Taofik told Punch on Tuesday that he has a chance to return as Lagos governor in 2023.

The former PDP spokesman in Lagos stated that the party will let as many politicians as possible test their popularity on the platform of the party, expressing confidence that the PDP would defeat the APC in the next governorship election in Lagos.

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