A group, the Greater Lagos Alliance has called for the disqualification of Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress. The Group wants Ambode disqualified because of his ”history of mental illness”, www.theheraldng.com reports.
A statement issued by President of the group, Dr. Lanre Adeoye, read, ”We have been working behind the scenes for the enthronement of a new government that would take off from where Governor (Babatunde) Fashola stopped.
”After assessing the two major candidates (Ambode and Jimi Agbaje of the People’s Democratic Party) and made our position known publicly on who to support based on their competencies and comparative advantages, we are sad to announce the withdrawal of our support for the candidate of the APC.
”We met at a sanatorium where I consult and he was quite open about the fact that he has been managing his situation well. But I wasn’t convinced because the job of governing Lagos is not for somebody with such ailment. Lagos demands someone who is 100 per cent mentally and physically fit.
”We are constrained to call on INEC to disqualify Ambode because of his mental imbalance. We cannot take such risk in Lagos State,” Adeoye added. A www.theheraldng.com extract.