Ship of Lagos started going adrift since your tenure, Bode George tells Tinubu
A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Chief Bode George, has said the acquisitive nature of a former governor of the state, Bola Tinubu, has robbed the state of its legacies.
George, who said he had no personal grudges against Tinubu, said he would not stop criticising the former governor as far as the state’s affairs are concerned.
He claimed that the affairs of Lagos State started going in the wrong direction since Tinubu took control of the state in 1999.
The former Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority claimed that that all the beautiful legacies left by Tinubu’s predecessors, such as the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande, the late Mobolaji John and Buba Marwa , had been eroded.
He said this to counter the comment made by Tinubu two days ago that the ship of the state started going adrift under the watch of former governor Akinwumi Ambode.
Though he didn’t mention the former governor’s name, he was specific about the years covered by his tenure: 2017 and 2018.
Tinubu made the comment during the inauguration of the 1.4 kilometre-long Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge whose construction started during the administration of Ambode.
The All Progressives Congress Chieftain commended Babajide Sanwo-Olu who succeeded Ambode without mentioning the immediate past governor’s name.
But speaking with Punch yesterday George said Tinubu was the one who drove the state in the wrong direction, vowing that he would not stop tackling him.
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 Mobolaji Johnson, Lateef Jakande, Buba 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 adverts all over the city and his wife is the one representing Lagos Central in the Senate. O to ge (Enough is enough)!
“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.”