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Lagos Assembly Backs Sanwo-Olu As Femi Hamzat Steps Down

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Story By Adebare Akinwale

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s bid for a second term as governor of Lagos State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, was on Saturday threatened further as rival aspirant, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat withdrew from the contest to back Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Ahead of  tomorrow’s primaries, all members of  Lagos State House of Assembly have also endorsed the man of the moment, Sanwo-Olu for stronger outing at the exercise.

Hamzat was the candidate of the Justice Forum while Sanwo-Olu represents the Mandate Group.

Both groups are the major political blocs in the Lagos State chapter of the APC.

Hamzat stepped down at a press conference on Saturday  after a visit to the Ikoyi, Lagos residence of Sanwo-Olu.

Party leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is being expected to speak on the developments in the Lagos chapter of the party at the APC secretariat later today. Party operatives are already gathering.