I’m wiser now, Ambode tells Buhari on visit

Lagos governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Outgoing Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, says he has become wiser and had learnt on the job having spent four years in office.

Ambode said this on Monday when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja to thank him for his trip to Lagos to inaugurate projects.

Ambode lost his re-election bid to Babajide Sanwo-Olu after failing to win the primaries of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ambode, in response to a question on lessons he learnt in office, said: “You see, every politician learns every day. The fact remains that I came in as a technocrat, so I used to call myself a techno-politician. But I think I am wiser now. I am more of a politician than a technocrat.”

Ambode’s visit to the President coincides with the funeral of the father of Lagos Deputy Governor-elect, Obafemi Hamzat.

APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, who was absent when Buhari visited Lagos in April, was at the funeral on Monday.