Information reaching us has it that Akinwumi Ambode has won the APC ticket the Lagos State gubernatorial election in a primary just concluded.
The 51 year old finance management accountant defeated other contestants such as Olasupo Shasore (former Commissioner for Special Duties, Lagos State), Leke Pitan (Commissioner for Health, Lagos State), and Tayo Ayinde, former Attorney General of Lagos State
The party is yet to make official announcement as at the time of filing this report about Ambode’s victory yet. However, it has been widely reported in several news media.
Akinwunmi Ambode, the front-runner in Lagos state 2015 governorship race on the 18th November, 2014 at the All Progressives Congress National Secretariat in Abuja submitted his Governorship Nomination Form. He submitted the form to the National Organizing Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso, in the presence of the party’s National Secretary, Alhaji Bale Buni.The national Organizing Secretary wished Akinwunmi Ambode well in his aspiration and assured him that the party will provide a level playing field for all aspirants. He promised that the party will ensure an open and honest contest to select its flag bearers. Akinwunmi Ambode, on his part, stated that he would always uphold the party’s manifestos and programs.