The Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has debunked rumours making the rounds that he withdrew from contesting for second term on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC.
It was reported that pressure was mounted on Mr Ambode to forgo his governorship ambition in the face of increasing differences between him and the grassroots of the party and the party’s national leader, Bola Tinubu.
But in a statement by the governor’s spokesman, Habib Aruna, the governor insisted that he is still in the race and did not endorsed another aspirant.
“My attention has been drawn to a falsehood spreading across social media platforms on the endorsement of a candidate for the Lagos State Governorship position by His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
“There is no iota of truth in the said statement and it did not emanate from the Governor or his office. We are not oblivious of the desperation of some misguided individuals who are hellbent on fanning the embers of discord within the Lagos APC.
“The tremendous strides and infrastructural development embarked upon by H.E will be completed by him within the constitutional stipulated time,” said the terse statement.