Bode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said Lagos State began heading in the wrong direction since Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), took control of the state.
George said this in an interview on Saturday in response to a comment made by Tinubu concerning the development of Lagos State.
Tinubu, a former two-term governor of the state, had at the commissioning of the Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge on Friday said the ship of Lagos was heading in a wrong direction from 2016 until Babajide Sanwo-Olu the incumbent Governor, took over in 2019.
But reacting, George said Tinubu and all other governors who have been elected under the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and its successor, the All Progressives Congress (APC), have not left any solid legacy for Lagosians to be proud of.
The PDP chieftain claimed that Tinubu is busy imposing his family relatives and cronies as heads of various political institutions and granting them contracts as private contractors rather than be concerned about the growth and development of the state.
“The ship of Lagos has been going in the wrong direction since he (Tinubu) ascended the throne of Lagos,” George told the Punch.
“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.”