A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has broken his silence on why he didn’t throw his weight behind the second term ambition of the immediate past governor of the state, Akinwumi Ambode.
Tinubu said the state’s ship was drifting under Ambode as the captain.
He said this at a ceremony to inaugurate a flyover bridge at Pen Cinema, which was begun by Ambode’s administration.
The Senator insisted that the ship of state, under Ambode was heading in the wrong direction.
He noted the drift became noticeable between 2017-2018.
The former governor said he had to withdraw his support for Ambode because the ship had to be steadied by bringing capable hands on board.
He stressed that it was the decision of political leaders in the state that led to the emergence of Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat ticket on the APC platform.
According to the APC leader, though there was skepticism about the Sanwo-olu and Hamzat, they have not disappointed.
Tinubu said this despite the setbacks of COVID-19, with the accompanying lockdown and the EndSARS protest last October.
In the fading hours of the protest, many state assets and police stations were burnt.
But Tinubu said he and other leaders are proud that the Sanwo-Olu team is now steering the state in the right direction.
He commended the Lagos cabinet for its various achievements and called the team “great performers and doers”.
The Pen Cinema Bridge, a dual carriageway, named after Bola Tinubu, is designed to free the traffic logjam in the area.
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