from left, Gov. Ambode and Eng. Doherty

As the next general election is drawing by and people signifying their interest to run for one elective office or the other, one man who only few will argue is almost done crossing the first hurdle is Akinwunmi  Ambode, who is also interested in seeking another term in office as the Governor of Lagos state.  Going by how the administrator turn governor is being endorsed from different quarters in APC fold and beyond for another term, it will not be surprising if he eventually emerges as APC flag bearer through consensus, to slug it out with opponents at the polls in due time.

However, if information reaching JustNews is anything to go by, Governor Ambode may have to slug it out with a formidable opponent at the polls in the person of PDP top shot, Engineer Adedeji Doherty. Doherty, dependable sources revealed has been under  pressure to give running in the next gubernatorial election a consideration. It’s however not sure if the influential politician has giving in to the pressure, but we reliably gathered it is most likely he gives in as the pressure is such immense  that it’s not sure he can resist it.

While friends, associates and his teeming followers are said to be daily piling pressure on him to throw his hat into the ring for the next gubernatorial contest, the persuasion is said to be more immense within the fold of People Democratic Party where meaningful and influential members whose views count are asking him to give Governor Ambode a run for his money. Meanwhile, aside being a son of the soil in the Lagos state, the fact that Doherty is exposed, resourceful, intellectually sound and well-loved are advantages he’s armed with. In the same vein, party leaders feel the former governorship aspirant deserves all the support and encouragement  he can get to him contest  as he’s over the year shown loyalty and consistency to the party through thick and thin, especially in a state like Lagos where PDP has never ruled.

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