The Visioners For New Lagos,VFNL, have dismissed the endorsement of an All Progressive Congress, APC, governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode by the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu as a non-issue.
A statement by Leader of the group, Mr. Bambo Akin-Johnson, said VFNL had no problem with Ambode aspiring to be governor of the state, but insisted that he emerge through a credible process.
“ Since Ambode merits the job because he is the best accountant they have ever seen, why not redeploy him to Alpha Beta, where he could help manage the extension of Lagos wealth which is being diverted.” The statement reads.
“We will fight Lagos elders and put a final stop to their extremism. We would not honour them by offering a covering. At their level and status, they should be left to face the consequences of their greed. We insist, Lagos is not the property of anyone person or group but a collective heritage that we will all protect with our very last.”
Akiolu had Thursday at a book launch said Ambode had been anointed a successor to Fashola in 2015.
“I will not lie to you. The elders of Lagos have met and they have said that Ambode should be governor. The elders have said Ambode should be the next governor of Lagos State. Other aspirants have the right to aspire too.
But I will not open my eyes and allow the son of the Oba of Ewekoro to be the governor. But all things are in the hand of God Almighty,” he said.