Sanwo-Olu detained for spending fake dollars in nightclub – Ambode

Lagos governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Sunday accused his main challenger for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, of spending fake dollars in a nightclub.

Addressing a press conference at government house, Alausa, Ikeja, on Sunday, Mr Ambode said Mr Sanwo-Olu was arrested for fraud in the United States of America.

He added that his rival was unfit for the job as he had gone to a rehabilitation centre before.

“We have never responded to the campaign of calumny on social media. We have one family in APC. The aspirant being put up to compete against us is not a fit and proper person to take this job,” he said.

“I have done everything in the last three and half years to serve people selflessly and to serve the poor.

“This particular aspirant is somebody that has been arrested for spending fake dollars in a nightclub in America, and he has been detained for months.

“He doesn’t have the competence to do what he is being propelled to do. This is somebody that has gone for rehabilitation before. The records are there at the Gbagada General Hospital. We don’t want to go too far. Our leadership should have a rethink.

“I plead with our leaders to have a rethink, it is not about me, it is about the opportunity that APC has.”

He said the ordinary members of the APC should be given the right to choose who will represent them.