The governor of Lagos state Akinwunmi Ambode sent the audience laughing while acknowledging Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), during the launch of ‘Africa Rise and Shine’, a book by Jim Ovia, chairman of Zenith Bank.
The event which held at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos, where Ambode was invited to speak immediately after Tinubu, but as he mounted the podium, the governor acknowledged the dignitaries, saying he was not prepared to give a speech.
His words: “Actually, I didn’t prepare to come and say anything here… And who am I to speak after the Jagaban has spoken?’ Ambode asked.
His statement got the audience and himself laughing, before he went on to speak on Ovia.
“But obviously, the truth is, there is no person that has actually gone through the profession of accountancy that would not have had anything to do with Uncle Jim, and that is the truth.”
Other dignitaries are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, governors of Delta, Borno and Taraba states.
Ambode and Tinubu have reportedly fallen apart, with the APC leader said to be working against the reelection of the governor.