Sharing bribes and money will not save you, Lagos House Speaker tells Governor Ambode in shocking video

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The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, has told the Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, that sharing money or giving bribes would not save him as his time is up.

Ambode is facing a primary election on Monday but his party has turned against him. Bola Tinubu, the godfather of Lagos publicly dumped him on Sunday, and endorsed Jide Sanwo-olu, a former commissioner in Lagos.

In his statement on Sunday, Tinubu said Ambode had deviated from the policies outlined for him and was no longer an asset for the party and Lagos residents.

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In a video sent from Lagos to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington DC, Speaker Obasa is heard telling Ambode that he would be defeated. He said everyone from the party leadership to the grassroots has endorsed Sanwo-olu.

He said millions of naira were being shared by the government but money will not save him.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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