The plan appointment of immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode as a Minister may not come easy for him, as the party men loyal to the National Leader of the ruling party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, may have begun moves to scuttle the plan, Punchng report.
According to Punchng, the powerful Mandate Group were said to behind the plan to scuttle President Muhammadu Buhari appointment of Ambode as a Minister.
They where reported to have alleged that the immediate past governor of Lagos State frustrated many party members in Lagos State during his tenure and there was therefore the need “to teach him a lesson.”
Ambode, who has been out of the country since he left office in May, returned from France a few days ago. He was said to be favoured by Buhari’s kitchen cabinet.
Sources within the Lagos APC told Saturday PUNCH that Ambode was not a loyal party man as he offended some party members and any move to reward him would be opposed vehemently by the party.
The source said, “Ambode is from Ondo State and he cannot deny it. Yes, he was governor in Lagos State but the constitution allows that. However, the constitution states clearly that only an indigene of a state can represent that state as far as ministerial appointments are concerned.
But a source close to Ambode in an with interview PUNCHNG, said “They should remember that Ambode was a permanent secretary and accountant-general of the state before becoming a governor.
“He knows the secrets of all those making threats. Anybody who is on a mission of revenge could be digging his own grave in the process. I won’t say more than that.”