The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has intervened on behalf of the embattled Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who is facing a reelection crisis.
Sources hinted The Tide that the respected cleric called the former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to reconsider his estranged godson for second term, but Tinubu explained why his “hands are tied” on the matter to the pastor.
Tinubu was quoted to have told Adeboye that he wants to debunk the impression that he was a dictator and emperor who hand-picked and decided candidates for the people, hence he would prefer everyone to go to the field and prove their popularity.
“Sir people have been accusing me of imposition. They say I imposed candidates at will. That is why I said all aspirants including the governor to get to the field and test their popularity among the people in an open contest of direct primaries.
“Sir, my hands are tied on this matter, I cannot ask those who picked expression of interest and nomination forms to withdraw or not to contest. That will be greatly unfair. We will ensure a level playing ground for all aspirants, including the incumbent Governor, he told Adeboye.
Meanwhile, the Director General of Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu campaign organisation (BOSCO), Mr Tayo Ayinde has dismissed reports which trended on social media recently that Sanwoolu had been asked to step down. He described the reports as false and unfounded.
He said “Olusola Sanwoolu is on course .His formal declaration will happen shortly followed by his rally.
The campaign organization remains focused on its objectivities and will not be distracted by unfounded rumours and insinuations, he said.
Nkpemenyie Mcdominic, Lagos