The People’s Trust, PT, a mega party founded by Olisa Agbakoba, an attorney and Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, the son of Nigeria’s former Prime Minister, has endorsed Ambode’s reelection bid.
The coast to a second term has not been smooth for Ambode with a very heavy turbulence occurring earlier in the week.
The Lagos State Governor appeared to have lost the confidence of leaders within the party, hence news of his imminent ditching by the party.
Sanya Sanwoolu and Hamzat were names mentioned across the media to be those waiting on the flanks n case Ambode loses his reelection bid.
Alongside PT, thirty other political parties have thrown their weight behind the incumbent state Governor.
This was contained in a statement by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Segun Obe. He said;
“Ambode has proven to be a wizard of development in Lagos, therefore should not be sacrificed on the altar of political intrigues and interests within Lagos APC,” he said.
“So, we as the platform of the fresh breed credible third force stakeholders in Nigeria have mobilised 30 other political parties in our grand coalition to engage him for the purpose of fielding him in the 2019 if APC in Lagos rejects him.
“The People’s Trust, a product of the political long-suffering of the Nigerian Youths and masses with over 500 thousands permanent voters carders, PVC’s of its members in Lagos is set to adopt Ambode as its governorship candidate in Lagos if the Tinubu led camp of APC rejects him
“For us in the Lagos People’s Trust, Ambode is a fresh breed industrious and resourceful Governor, who has since changed the face of Lagos within the shortest possible time and should be encouraged to complete his second term in the interest of the welfare of the people of Lagos, which he has started’ to do.”