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Ambode Takes Easy Way Out - Accepts Defeat To Avoid Impeachment - Punch News Report

Everybody knows that APC governorship primaries held in Lagos few days ago was marred by irregularities and the election malpractice that went on during the exercise is something no one have ever seen in Nigeria before. People were caught on video threatening and blocking the way of anybody who wants to vote for the incumbent governor, Ambode, who unfortunately has falling out of favor with his party, APC and especially Tinubu.

There were indications on Wednesday that the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, conceded victory to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his main opponent for the All Progressives Congress governorship ticket in Lagos, to calm frayed nerves and avert impeachment.

People however expected that the governor would fight the declaration of the party favorite, Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the state’s Tuesday governorship primary, which was initially cancelled by the APC National Working Committee panel that had promised to announce a new date for the primary, but that seems not to be the case.

The panel made a U-turn on Wednesday to declare Sanwo-Olu the winner, sparking speculations that the governor would reject the move.

A few hours after the panel’s new decision, the governor’s media team sent a press statement that the governor would host a “world press briefing” by 2.pm, causing more speculations.

In the briefing, which eventually turned out to be a broadcast by 4pm, Ambode accepted defeat and congratulated Sanwo-Olu. This however prompted speculations that the incumbent governor accepted the primary election result (marred by elecrion malpractice) to avoid being impeached.

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