The Lagos State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has denied been declared mentally unstable at any point in time.
This is contrary to allegations levelled against him by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode. The governor on September 30, 2018 while addressing a World Press Conference alleged that Sanwo-Olu was once a patient at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos, where he underwent rehabilitation.
Sanwo-Olu had emerged as the governorship candidate of the party in the state based on the support received from the Mandate Movement of the Lagos APC and that of the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Ambode, who lashed out at his then opponent for the party’s governorship primary election, after failing to secure the backing of the Mandate Movement for a second term, had said,
“The aspirant that has been put up to contest against me (referring to Sanwo-Olu) is not a fit and proper person to take this job.” This particular aspirant is somebody that has been arrested for spending fake dollars in a nightclub in America, and was detained for months.
“It is also known that 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.”
In a report by The Punch, the Form CF001 submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission by Sanwo-Olu, he said he had never at any time been adjudged to be of unsound mind.