Lagos 2019: ‘Forget It! Tinubu Can’t Make U-Turn On Ambode, It Will Be Suicidal’ -COMPLETE NEWS
Despite last minute efforts by prominent leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC including President Muhammadu Buhari, Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu to save embattled Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode from losing re-election ticket, the godfather, Bola Tinubu cannot make u-turn because of dire consequences, COMPLETE NEWS has gathered.
A highly placed source close to Tinubu told COMPLETE NEWS on Wednesday that it will be naïve and politically suicidal for the national leader to reconsider Ambode for second term because things can never be the same thereafter between the estranged godson and the godfather after 2019.
According to him, Tinubu had completely shown his hands in the grand plot to stop Ambode and had already activated his political machinery for the mission, backing out at this stage, it was learnt will make his political machinery vulnerable to assault from the governor when he returns to the saddle in 2019.
The source added that the coast is now clear for the preferred candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the structures and resources and required logistics had been made available for him to defeat the incumbent governor at the primaries.
He said, “Forget it, Ambode is out already. Asiwaju(Tinubu) cannot backoff at this stage when it is clear to the world that he has rejected the governor for second term. Politics is a deadly game, you don’t leave anything to chance. It will be suicidal for him to rescind his decision on Ambode because the governor will eventually crush and run him out of relevance when he gets back in 2019.
That is certain. I can tell you Ambode has the nerve and he can be very ruthless and Asiwaju as an experienced political tactician knows this. It will only be to his political peril if he falls for the bait of pleas for Ambode to return. Mr President and the governors who have been begging on behalf of Ambode cannot save him when Ambode begins to bare his fangs on Jagaban(Tinubu).
Again, the issue is even deeper. Reconsidering Ambode would also mean that Tinubu will sacrifice his close acolytes who spearheaded the rebellion against Ambode. The likes of James Odunbaku (Baba Eeto), Tayo Ayinde and Bayo Osinowo including council chairmen and others who publicly supported Sanwo-Olu will be roasted like Barbeque by Governor Ambode if he gets back.
Tinubu would never take such risk because he knows that Ambode could be very daring. I am sure you are aware that the governor has his own parallel groups and structures he has been oiling since 2015 immediately he assumed office despite directives from Tinubu to disband all the groups.
It is a battle of his (Tinubu) life. The pleas from the president and other leaders can be likened to a plea for a man to handover his life to his enemy. The signs are galring. It is fight to finish.
Meanwhile, the embattled governor has denied any rift between him and his godfather. Ambode who spoke in Epe on Wednesday said “reports indicating a fight between me and Asiwaju Tinubu are out of place; there was no fight anywhere.”
He continued, “The best is yet to come and the best will be what Lagos State deserves. I want you to continue with your prayers that at this time, God will show His hand and make sure that everything that is of blessing to Lagos State and also blessing to Epe will come to pass.
“I want to reiterate once again that our party, the All Progressives Congress remains the party to beat; we are the party at the national level and we are going to remain the party in the state.”