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AMBODE FAILS AGAIN? Tinubu Rejects Pleas From His Wife

A last-minute effort by the wife of the Lagos State Governor, Bolanle Ambode, to save her husband’s job was said to have hit a brick wall on Tuesday.

It was gathered that Bolanle, who followed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to Osun State on Monday for the Tuesday’s All Progressives Congress’ mega rally, waylaid the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and tried to pacify him to change his mind.

Sources told The Punch that her efforts did not yield any result as Tinubu was said to have “received her cordially and joked with her.”

At a point, she became emotional despite the fact that many party leaders were there. But Asiwaju (Tinubu) did not give her the answer she desired. He merely treated her with courtesy,” one of the sources said.

The governor and Tinubu have been in the news in the past few days over the second term bid of Ambode.

Tinubu had refused to back Ambode’s second term ambition despite pleas by notable people in the state and the country.

Tinubu-led Mandate Movement are now fully with Babajide Sanwo-Olu.