Contrary to rumour making the rounds, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has not endorsed any candidate but sources close to him reveal that he is routing for Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s Second term bid .
Sources close to Governor Ambode’s organisation made the clarification after a picture emerged where he was shown with the other All Progressives Congress Gubernatorial aspirants.
We were told that the picture was take when the Vice President met with elders of the party in Lagos earlier today.
According to the source “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo today attended a meeting of the Lagos State General Advisory Council, GAC, where he had been invited by the elders on the council.
Before the meeting, the Vice President who had been in Lagos to participate in the Presidential primaries in the State had met with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the APC National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
APC gubernatorial aspirants Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Kunle Hamzat were also at the premises of the GAC meeting ahead of the Vice President’s arrival”
Sources at the GAC meeting hinted that Prof Osinbajo, who is believed to be supportive of a second term bid for Ambode, conveyed the view of the Buhari presidency that there should be a level playing field in the overall conduct of the primary.
Informed sources at the meeting said the purpose of VP’s attendance at the GAC was to report on a previous meeting held between him and Gov Aregbesola on how to resolve some of the outstanding issues around Governor Ambode‘s second term bid and its fallouts.
It was while he was coming out of the meeting that Mr. Sanwo-Olu and Mr. Hamzat took advantage of the VP’s presence to take the photos which are now being falsely paraded as proof of endorsement.
“The VP did not endorse any candidate, they only took advantage of his presence,” a source at the meeting stated.