Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday during the commissioning of a flyover bridge at Pen Cinema in Agege, said that Lagos State headed in a wrong direction under the administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
According to him, the party leaders had to come together for a solution.
“Sometimes in 2017-2018, the ship of this state seems to have headed in a very wrong direction. History had it that we came together, an election came and we chose a democratically-elected government of the people, our people, and for the people. They say ‘who is Babajide Sanwo-Olu’? We said, ‘you will find out’, Tinubu said.
Although he did not mention Ambode’s name, the period he spoke about was during the administration of Governor Ambode.
Ambode an incumbent governor was defeated in the APC primaries by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the current Governor of Lagos State.
Speaking further Tinubu said; “Ever since Babajide became the captain of the ship of our state, he has turned it round to the right direction of progress, development, and good leadership quality.
“Both of you (Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat) and the entire cabinet have demonstrated unequal determination to redevelop, rebuild for the people of Lagos. You have made us seen a fine and determined government for the progress and quality of life of our people.
“We have a team led by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, partnered with Hamzat, and it is a team of great performers and doers. Building Lagos back for progress to showcase needs a focused government.
“Out of adversity, you make prosperity. Instead of showing demonstration and frustration, you put your hands on the plough. Since then, Lagos State has become one giant construction site throughout the nation. We thank you for not letting us down.”
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