Reports emerged on social media that the governor had stepped down from the 2019 gubernatorial race and had endorsed Jide Sanwoolu as the governorship candidate for APC.
But Ambode in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna said, ”My attention has been drawn to the falsehood spreading across social media platforms on the endorsement of a candidate for the Lagos State Governorship position by His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode”.
”There is no iota of truth in the said statement and it did not come from the Governor or his office. We are not aware of the desperation of some individuals who are so desperate to fan embers of discord within the Lagos APC”.
”The tremendous strides and infrastructural development embarked upon by H.E will be completed by him within the constitutional stipulated time”.