Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was all smiles as he posed with the Jagaban of Nigerian politics, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who has been described in the media as his stalemate.
Last week, news made the rounds that Mr Tinubu, a former governor and de facto political godfather of state, had given his blessing to a former commissioner of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, instead of Mr Ambode, who he helped make governor.
Though Mr Ambode has denied any rift with Mr Tinubu, many acolytes of Mr Tinubu have already pledged their support for Mr Sanwo-Olu, who will be competing for the party’s ticket.
Both men were sighted at launch of “Africa Rise and Shine”, a book by Jim Ovia, chairman of Zenith Bank. At the event, Mr Ambode sent the audience reeling with laughter while acknowledging Mr Tinubu.
The crowd erupted in uncontrollable laughter when the embattled Governor of Lagos state Akinwunmi Ambode quickly walked down to pose beside APC chieftain Bola Tinubu.
It was a sight to behold following recent reports of a fallout between them.
It remains to seen what will be the fate of the embattled Lagos state Governor following reports of mediations by political heavy weight in the country.
Mr Ambode told the audience after he was given a chance to speak that he did not prepare to give one
“Actually, I didn’t prepare to come and say anything here… And who am I to speak after the Jagaban has spoken?” Mr Ambode asked.
But after the laughter subsided, he went on to shower praises on Mr Ovia.
“But obviously, the truth is, there is no person that has actually gone through the profession of accountancy that would not have had anything to do with Uncle Jim, and that is the truth.”