A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has berated the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He was reacting to comments by Tinubu that the ship of Lagos was heading in the wrong direction within 2017-2018 before incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
According to Tinubu, Akinwumi Ambode’s administration was leading Lagos State in the wrong direction and couldn’t be allowed to continue that way.
Tinubu – a former Lagos governor between 1999 and 2007 – further disclosed that the drift between Ambode’s leadership and the vision for Lagos State became noticeable.
He said this on Friday at a ceremony to commission a flyover bridge at Pen Cinema, which was started by the Ambode’s administration but completed by the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.
Tinubu added that the errors noticed by political leaders in the state is what led to the decision to jettison Ambode and bring Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat, on board.
But reacting in an interview with The Punch on Saturday, Bode George said the ship of Lagos has been going in the wrong direction since Tinubu took over control of the state.
George said, “The ship of Lagos has been going in the wrong direction since he (Tinubu) ascended the throne of Lagos.
“Right from the days of Brigadier Johnson, Baba Jakande, Marwa, and all those who have ruled Lagos, people still talk of their legacies. But the ship of Lagos started going in the wrong direction when he (Tinubu) ascended the throne.
“I stand by all that I have said about him. I don’t have anything personal against him but against his policies. His daughter is the Iyaloja of Lagos, his son is the only one that has advert all over the city and his wife is the one representing Lagos Central in the Senate. O to ge!
“We met very encouraging things when we were growing up but today where are they? No scholarship for students, no help for the masses. I don’t have anything against Tinubu but his policies. If he were in Osun State, I wouldn’t have been concerned but as a Lagosian, Tinubu is too important to be left alone and that is why I will continue speaking against his policies.”