Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has emerged the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in Lagos State.
He will therefore fly the flag of the party in the February 2015 governorship poll in the state.
Ambode is believed to be the candidate of the former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Our correspondent reports that in the primary conducted at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos, Ambode, the former Accountant-General of the state, beat 11 other aspirants, which included the incumbent Commissioner for Works, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; former Commissioner for Health, Dr. Leke Pitan; and former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olasupo Shasore, and other formidable opposition.
The other 11 aspirants, who had maintained a strong opposition to the alleged ‘imposition’ of Ambode by Tinubu, were said to have left the venue of the primary long before voting was concluded. – Punch.