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Ambode Holds Low-key Executive Meeting, Thank Supporters




Ambode Moves On With Governance After Losing 2nd Term Bid

After attempts to secure a second term bid failed, Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State, yesterday, presided over the weekly Executive Council Meeting, in a low key manner.

Ambode was defeated by Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who emerged the APC’s governorship candidate for the 2019 governorship contest, Naija News recalls.

According to a source from the governor’s house at the state house in Alausa, Ikeja, the meeting commenced at 8am without the usual agitations.

The source added that even the presence of the deputy Governor, Mrs Idiat Adebule, at the meeting, did not cause any excitement or uproar as members deliberated on official matters.

However, against all anticipations, the meeting which lasted for few hours, had in attendance most of the aides, except Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, who was said to have traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, for an official engagement.

It was gathered that Ambode, who presided over the meeting, expressed appreciation for their support throughout his efforts to clinch a second term ticket, urged members of the executive to put recent political events in the state behind them and work for the progress of Lagos.

Though, the meeting it was gathered was a bit lively devoid of the usual seriousness, the governor stated he has decided to move on despite losing the second term ticket.

He also expressed determination to leave behind a worthy legacy for the next administration with which to build on.

Ambode was quoted to have urged members to consider the interest of the state above personal interest.

When the meeting ended, Naija News gathered that the governor left Lagos with Adebule to Abuja where they are expected to meet President Muhammadu Buhari for a private meeting.

Source: Naija News

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