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