Ambode, Sanwo-Olu not fighting – Aide

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Gboyega Akosile, the media aide to Lagos Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has dismissed reports of a rift between his principal and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

Daily Independent had reported the news of a rift between the duo, adding that Sanwo-Olu had yet to visit Ambode since he (Sanwo-Olu) emerged victorious in the March 9 gubernatorial election in the state.

Akosile noted that although Sanwo-Olu has yet to visit the state governor, the duo has been in constant communication to ensure a smooth transition on May 29.

“I can confirm to you that Mr. Sanwo-Olu and Governor Ambode are in constant touch with each other. What you need to know is that they are working quietly behind the scene to come up with a smooth transition.

“As we speak, they are talking majorly about the composition of the transition committee that will work on the seamless hand-over on May 29th this year.

“There is no rift of any sort between the Governor-Elect and the sitting Governor. At least I can speak authoritatively that the Governor-elect does not think about all that happened during the campaign period, rather his mind is fixed on the future of Lagos State.

“Mr. Sanwo-Olu’s thoughts are pre-occupied with the daunting challenges that are ahead of him and how he will harness the available human and material resources to achieve his campaign promises of a greater Lagos for all,” Akosile told Vanguard.

He added, “Very soon, Lagosians will be availed the details of all the positive things that our leaders have been working on in the background. Don’t forget that campaign period is over, now is time for some serious work on how to move Lagos State from the point it is to where we all desire.”

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John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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