As the 2023 general elections approach, various politicians who have held positions in the past are at the forefront of endorsing one candidate or the other. However, same cannot be said of the former Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
Needless to say the presidential election to be held a few weeks from now is bringing some former political office holders out of their shells. But for Ambode reverse is the case. While his peers are wearing different styles of babanriga, Ambode is doing his best to establish himself in business, starting from the hospitality line.
According to those familiar with the gist, Ambode’s new line of business is hospitality and the former governor has allegedly committed a lot of money, effort, and time to this pursuit. Report has it that Ambode is set to complete an ultramodern hotel that he is building somewhere in Ikeja, GRA, Lagos.
It is no longer news that Ambode has practically submitted his resignation from politics in the country. Maybe a later time will see him take up the mantle again. Many are confident that Ambode’s decision to leave politics for the hospitality sector comes from his experience with the Lagos state governorship seat. Thus, even now, the memory of his exit would not let him smile as freely as he used to in public.
Specifically, Ambode is yet to declare his retirement from politics or openly states reasons behind his inactivity in politics, perhaps he needed a break and occupy his time with different businesses among which is hospitality business. Whatever the case maybe, time will tell. What is certain now is that the former governor has indeed found something else to occupy his time.