The Ambode Campaign Organization (AMCO), through its coordinator, Mr. Olawale Oluwo, who was the former Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources in Lagos state has said former governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s silence when denied a second term in office by powers that be was strategic.
“Yes, Ambode benefited from godfatherism, but his silence was strategic, he was strategically and tactically building his structure to make it formidable in the state. He said the ministerial appointment that he was denied did not in any way make him to be elusive, and that his staying away from public glare was a deliberate strategy.”
Oluwo however assured that with AMCO in place, politics In Lagos state will be approached differently.
“AMCO will be approaching politics from a completely different perspective… Our approach is not that of a godfather… We want people to play an active part in the politics of the state. Our members have been collecting election forms but they are not making noise about it. But people will begin to know them by next week.”
He further stated that, AMCO is not ready to join force with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to fight the ruling APC in the state, but that the AMCO group is ready to challenge the status quo from inside.
In Oluwo’s words,
“We want to challenge them from inside. If they want to cooperate we will cooperate with them, but if they refuse, then let us go to the field. We are ready for a coalition, a broad coalition to defeat the status quo. If the people want change, AMCO is ready to lead that change”.