A member of the Ambode Campaign Organisation, Tunde Bank-Anthony, has alleged conspiracy in the conduct of the Lagos State governorship primary.
Bank-Anthony in an interview on Channels Television Breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, on Wednesday claimed that there is a conspiracy against Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and Lagos residents.
According to him, the primary held on Tuesday in Lagos State was marred by violence as delegates were harassed.
“This is not a conspiracy against Ambode, it is a conspiracy against Lagosians.
“The Local Council Chairman was going around harassing people. There are many videos trending online where people were beaten, told to vote for Sanwo-Olu,” Bank-Anthony said.
He stressed the importance of giving freedom to electorates to exercise their rights to vote without being harassed.
According to him, Ambode’s administration will end but his works will not be forgotten by Lagos residents.
“Ambode will come and go, eight years or four years. He is leaving his mark already, but let people exercise their rights
“There was no election, not even accreditation. I was in Baruwa ward yesterday. The Divisional Police Officer for Itire was with me throughout,” he added.
Reacting to the Deputy Governor of the state, Adebule Oluranti, expressing support for Sanwo-Olu as the party’s governorship candidate, Bank-Anthony stated that she was only playing safe.
His comments follow an open endorsement of Sanwo-Olu by the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu, for the governorship candidate of the party.
On Tuesday, Tinubu explained why he withdrew his support for Ambode whom he had endorsed in 2014, saying he believes character is important in politics and that governance is “beyond bricks and mortar.”
According to Tinubu, the governor has done well during his time in office but he has not been a good party man.