Akinwunmi Ambode, a former governor of Lagos, has reappeared in public with his old political associates years after losing his second-term bid.
Mr Ambode, alongside his predecessor as governor, Babatunde Fashola and the incumbent governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, received President Bola Tinubu on Thursday at the Lagos House in the Marina area of the state.
Mr Ambode lost his second-term bid to Mr Sanwo-Olu in the APC primary election 2018. Since then, he has made little or no public appearances.
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His loss in the primary is believed to be due to his falling out with Mr Tinubu, who was the party’s national leader.
The ex-governor was at an event held to welcome Mr Tinubu to Lagos.
For the first time after he became the president, Mr Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, came into the state on Wednesday for the Sallah celebration.
At the event, Mr Sanwo-Olu showed Mr Ambode to the other governors present.
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