The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West, Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe believes Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has not performed to merit the praise he receives from residents of the state, he said this Monday at a forum of Local Government Area Chairmen under the aegis of Goodluck Lagos Grassroots Project in Lagos on Monday.
To Ogundipe, Fashola had not achieved compared to his Akwa Ibom State counterpart, Godswill Akpabio. “No one should say Fashola is doing well in Lagos. Go to Akwa Ibom and see what the governor is doing there. Look at the stadium in Akwa Ibom. How many stadiums has Fashola built? There are bad roads all over the state with heavy traffic every day. Instead of Fashola to fix the roads, he was busy repairing Federal Government roads and sending inflated bills to as the cost of repair,” Ogundipe told a national newspaper.
Ogundipe admitted that President Goodluck Jonathan had not been able to do much for the people of the South-West but said it was because Yorubas were not contributing to the success of Jonathan. He urged the South-West especially Lagos, to ensure that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP won most of the elective positions including federal legislative seats so that Yorubas would be able to get juicy positions.
He said the political career of a former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, would come to an end next year after his party, the All Progressives Congress, would have lost the Lagos and the presidential elections. Also speaking, the chairman of the state chapter of the PDP, Captain Tunji Shelle (retd.), said Jonathan would get 99 per cent of the votes in Lagos State.
“With a voting population of six million and counting, we have assured President that he will get 5.9 million votes in Lagos,” he said.