Lagos APC primaries: Hamzat  steps down for Tinubu’s candidate, Sanwo-Olu

The chances of Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of getting the ticket of the All Progressives Congress tomorrow is becoming narrower with the withdrawal of Babajide Hamzat from the race on Saturday.

Hamzat, who announced his withdrawal in a press conference,  directed his supporters to vote for Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the party’s primary on Sunday.

He said he is stepping down for Sanwo-Olu because he can vouch for his personal integrity and intelligence.

He said: “I’ve resolved to step down and source resources together with my brother and friend, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. So, all my supporters are hereby directed to vote tomorrow for Mr. Sanwo-Olu to emerge as the governorship candidate of the APC in Lagos.

“Apart from the fact that I can vouch for his personal integrity and intelligence, Mr. Sanwo-Olu is someone I’ve had close interaction with over the years.

“We are both fortunate to have worked closely with the present vice-president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, getting the wise counsel of those I consider to be political fathers and mothers.”

Sanwo-Olu, a major challenger of Ambode, is believed to have the backing of Mandate Movement, a group loyal to Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the APC.