Tinubu’s residence under tight security as Ambode’s supporters storm Ikoyi (photos)
The security at Tinubu’s residence in Bourdillon, Ikoyi area of Lagos state has been on alert as Ambode’s supporters stormed the area to protest.
Ambode’s supporters stormed Tinubu’s residence with placards to show their support for the Lagos Governor who has been in a public face-off with the APC Chieftain who endorsed another candidate in the party.
The security operatives who stood at the gate of the APC Chieftain, seemed to have everything under control as the peaceful solidarity rally was going on.
Here are photos and a video below;
This is coming after it was reported that President Muhammadu Buhari invited the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode to Abuja.
The meeting reportedly held at the presidential villa this afternoon, and according to a source close to the presidency, President Buhari is worried over the strained relationship between the duo. Already, Tinubu and other APC leaders in the state have endorsed a former commissioner, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the party’s governorship ticket.
On Sunday, Ambode, apparently infuriated by the development, opened a can of warns against his opponent Sanwo-Olu.
He said: “The aspirant being put up to compete against us is not a fit and proper person to take this job. I have done everything in the last three and half years to serve people selflessly and to serve the poor.
“This particular aspirant is somebody that has been arrested for spending fake dollars in a nightclub in America, and he has been detained for months.
“He doesn’t have the competence to do what he is being propelled to do. This is somebody that has gone for rehabilitation before. The records are there at the Gbagada General Hospital. we don’t want to go to far. Our leadership should have a rethink”.