Sources close to the Lagos State General Advisory Council, GAC, attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo today says the number two citizen has not endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
According to the sources, Osinbajo who had been invited by the elders on the council conveyed Presidency’s call for level playing ground in Lagos All Progressives Congress governorship election.
Before the meeting, the Vice President who had been in Lagos to participate in the Presidential primaries in the State had met with Governors Akinwunmi Ambode and the APC national leader Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu.
APC gubernatorial aspirants Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Kunle Hamzat were also at the premises of the GAC meeting ahead of the Vice President’s arrival.
Sources at the GAC meetings hinted that Prof Osinbajo, who is believed to be supportive of a second term bid for Ambode, conveyed the view of the Buhari presidency that there should be a level playing field in the overall conduct of the primaries.
Informed sources at the meeting said the purpose of VP’s attendance at the GAC was to report on a previous meeting held between him and Governor Rauf Aregbesola on how to resolve some of the outstanding issues around Governor Ambode‘s second term bid and its fall outs.
It was while he was coming out of the meeting that Mr. Sanwo-Olu and Mr. Femi Hamzat took advantage of the VP’S presence to take the photos which are now being falsely paraded as proof of endorsement.
“The VP did not go to endorse the candidate, they only took advantage of his presence,” a source at the meeting confirmed last night.