A group within the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) known as the Mandate Movement has reportedly urged Dr Femi Hamzat to step down for Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the next governor.
The APC national leader, Bola Tinubu has allegedly endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu to succeed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
Sanwo-Olu is the Managing Director of Lagos State Development and Property Corporation, LSDPC, while Hamzat was Commissioner for Works under the Governor Babatunde Fashola’s administration.
Sanwo-Olu, who officially announced his intention to unseat Ambode on Sunday, allegedly has the backing of chairmen of the 57 councils in Lagos.
As the primary election draws near, it was gathered that Tinubu’s loyalist have started wooing Hamzat to step down for their candidate.
Hamzat is from the Lagos East like the incumbent governor and some people in the senatorial district have kicked against Sanwo-Olu’s candidature, saying he’s not from the zone.
In a move to calm people from the zone, the Mandate Movement is said to have offered Hamzat the deputy governorship slot and nomination of some commissioners.