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Lagos Guber: Ex-Kebbi Governor, Aliero, writes Tinubu, pleads for Ambode

By News Express on 20/09/2018

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• Ex-Kebbi Governor, Aliero
• Ex-Kebbi Governor, Aliero

The former governor of Kebbi State, Senator Adamu Aliero, has called on the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to allow Akinwunmi Ambode continue in office as the governor of Lagos, despite the perceived political crisis between them.

Aliero, in a letter he personally signed and addressed to Tinubu, pleaded with the APC chieftain to allow Ambode retain the party’s ticket ahead of next year’s governorship election.

Aliero, a former minister of the FCT, while commending Tinubu for his immense contributions to the nation, the south-west region and APC, also pleaded with him to give Ambode a second chance, adding that Lagos State and indeed the entire Southwest, is crucial to the fortunes of the APC in the forthcoming general elections

According to Aliero, “I am writing this letter out of concern for the odious, concerning news in the media about your relationship with your protégée, Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State.

I have known you for ages – long before you assumed the leadership of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. You and I have, over the years, had cause to discuss Nigeria on many occasions; never have you, at any time, left any iota of doubt about your love – indeed, passion – for this great country and your desire to make optimal contribution to its growth and development...

“Lagos is growing faster than Nigeria because of your commanding and purposeful leadership. It would therefore not be too much for me to ask you to allow Ambode to retain the ticket of the party. No reward should be bigger for you than the victory of the APC at the forthcoming general elections.”

Continuing, Aliero, who hailed Tinubu’s leadership qualities and ability to spot, groom and nurture brilliant leaders, urged him not to pick a quarrel with Ambode, but rather use his image and status to secure victory for the party at the forthcoming general elections:

“Our dear Asiwaju, knowing who you are – a visionary leader with a distinctively outstanding ability to identify and work with brilliant, focused and hardworking young men and women, I know of no endeavour that would have denied you your standing and image in the Nigeria of today. In view of your giant status as the undisputable leader of our great party and considering the times in which we are, I am certain that you will not, without good reason, pick a quarrel with Governor Ambode. Lagos State, indeed the entire southwest, is crucial to the fortunes of the APC in the forthcoming general elections. It is in the same spirit that I want to plead with you not to spare any sacrifice that is necessary for the stabilization of the ship of our dear party in Lagos State.”

Source News Express

Posted 20/09/2018 11:30:04 AM

 

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