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Ambode postpones Town Hall meeting indefinitely

By Olawale Abdul-Fatah

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has postponed its quarterly Town Hall meeting indefinitely, leaving hundreds of residents stranded, especially those craving to attend the event.

The town Hall meeting was structured to allow residents present their complains and needs in their community to the Governor  was earlier scheduled for Tuesday, November 6th, but was postponed; reasons for the action was not stated by the Governor nor any of his aide.

The Town Hall meeting which was the fourth in 2018 was before its cancellation scheduled to hold at the Federal Housing Authority, FHA playing ground, Festac town, Amuwo-Odofin Local Government.

At the town hall meeting, Ambode was earlier expected to seek citizens’ support for the 2019 election. But was dazed after the Governor Advisory Council (GAC) threw their weight behind former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Babajide Sanwo-Olu ahead of the gubernatorial primaries.

Sources said that the governor still felt disappointed at his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) for not giving him the second term ticket he was earlier assured.

It would be recalled that the governorship primaries conducted in the state was won by Sanwo-Olu, defeating the incumbent, Ambode; the first in Lagos history since its creation in 1967.

Following the outcome of the Primaries, the Town Hall meeting would be Ambode’s last official event with large turnout before handling over in May 29th, next year.

Confirming the postponement, an aide to the Governor, who doesn’t want his name mentioned, added that the manifest, which detailed the Governor’s activities, had also been adjusted basically to reflect the latest development.

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