Lagos Godfather, Bola Tinubu, dumps Ambode, endorses Jide Sanwonolu for governor

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Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigerian kingmaker in the commercial city of Lagos has dumped Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and endorsed Jide Sanwonolu, a blow to the current governor.

Sanwonolu served as a commissioner in the Babatunde Fashola regime and is currently the Managing Director of Lagos State Property Development Corporation (LSPDC).

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Tinubu has handpicked all his successors since he left office in 2007

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Fashola, his self-appointed successor for eight years who favoured Olasupo Sasore, could stop him from installing Ambode in 2015.

“Reports of a rift between Tinubu and Ambode have been rife, and it is believed that the former’s push for direct primary is targeted at the latter,” reported online newspaper, Sahara Reporters.

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