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Ambode Lagos govt says Governor not in Edo state

Chief Tony Anenih however called on both parties to maintain peace during the election.

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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode


The Lagos state government has refuted an allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode relocated to the state for the polls.

The Lagos Governor is the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) campaign committee for the Edo election, Punch reports.

Ize-Iyamu had earlier said that the presence of the Ambode and his Kaduna state counterpart, Governor Nasir Elrufai in Edo state is worrisome.

According to the Commissioner for Information, Steve Ayorinde, “The Lagos State Governor served as the chairman Campaign Council constituted by the All Progressives Congress and his duty ended 24 hours before the election because no campaign was supposed to hold 24 hours to the election and having completed his assignment which included appearing with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Grand Rally in Edo State earlier in the month, Governor Ambode has no reason to return to Edo State on election day and for this sort of lie to have been peddled by a candidate who is supposed to be a pastor, is reckless and disgraceful.”

Ayorinde also said “That message has been passed and has been accepted by majority of Edo indigenes and therefore there would not be any need for the Governor to return to Edo on Election Day. The general public and security operatives are hereby advised to ignore the desperate lies of Pastor Ize-Iyamu.”

Chief Tony Anenih, former Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the PDP has however called on both parties to maintain peace during the election.

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