Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Akinwunmi Ambode’s main challenger for the Lagos State governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will not descend into the low conduct of the current occupier of the office.
While addressing a ‘World Press Conference’ in Lagos on Sunday, Ambode had alleged that Sanwo-Olu “is somebody that has been arrested for spending fake American dollars in a nightclub”.
Ambode also said Sanwo-Olu “is also known that he doesn’t have the competence to do what he is being propelled to do”.
“His records are there at Gbagada General Hospital,” the Governor added. “This is somebody that has gone for rehabilitation before.”
In his response, Sanwo-Olu said: “I felt sad for Lagos as I watched Press Conference by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Many things he said were beneath the dignity of our people and the exalted office he now holds.
“Perhaps the tension and anxiety of the moment got the better of him. If given a chance at the cooler reflection of what he said, I am sure he would regret his descent into such low conduct.
“In this vein, I forgive him and hope he regains his balance and proper comportment no matter the outcome of tomorrow’s contest. After all, we are both here to improve Lagos not to wrestle in its streets.”
Sanwo-Olu vowed not to attack anybody in the buildup to Monday’s primary, saying: “Let it be heard by all that I hold the people of Lagos State with great respect and affection. Their welfare is my utmost concern and it is what drives my pursuit for the governorship nomination of the APC.