Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday stirred reactions online after he conceded defeat to the anointed candidate of the National Leader of the All progressives Congress, APC, Babajide Sanwa-Olu.
Sanwo-Olu, who is the Tinubu’s candidate had defeated Ambode during the controversial primary election held on Tuesday across the state.
Against this backdrop, Ambode had addressed a press conference, where he accepted defeat and congratulated Sanwo-Olu.
The incumbent governor also thanked Tinubu and the elders of the party, promising to ensure a smooth transition and work with the party while still in office.
Reacting to Ambodes action, Nigerians on social media shared divergent opinions.
Some Nigerians hailed Ambode for conceding defeat while others suggested that he has been offered Senatorial position by the ruling party.
Here are some comments gathered:
@Mistabolu “We need more people like Governor Ambode in Nigeria… He has actually accepted defeat and endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu,Nice move.”
@Seyiwilliams “Ambode conceding defeat,That’s an honorable way to go.”
@Alamutuniyi “If Akinwunmi Ambode had gone into this contest with a magnanimous mindset with which he conceded his defeat then he would’ve been a sought after HERO, much more than his political Godfathers.”
@Seun_Obalola “History will never forget his courage against the so call landlord of lagos, everything that has a beginning will surely have an end, to those who believe dey own lagos good luck to them.”
@Als_Sadwari “It takes an honourable gentleman to accept such and ready to act accordingly.A lesson has learnt in hard way. Continuity acerta.”
@Dscribe55 “I think he should be given a senatorial ticket, it’s not fair at all!
@WoleAdegbule “That’s the spirit of sportsmanship! My challenge now is how Ambode would develop the effrontery to start campaigning for Jide whom he once indicted of spending fake dollars and a shareholder at Gbagada health center.”
@Obkishoka “Ambode has been promised an appointment or been warned by EFCC.”
@Certainty “If Ambode said this for real, this shows politics is not a do or affair to him. That shows maturity.”