By Bukola Olasanmi
Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Commodore Bode George, to desist from fabricating lies against Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The party wondered why George could support the Mr Kola Abiola’s lie that Tinubu begged the late General Sani Abacha for the post of commissioner in Lagos State.
Kola Abiola, had stirred controversy last week when he insinuated that “ It was after Tinubu had lost out that he decided to join hands with the National Democratic Coalition for the actualization of June 12 mandate.”
Lagos APC Publicity Secretary Comrade Joe Igbokwe lamented that George, who he described as a failed politician, supported Kola’s tissue of lies because he lacked a sense of history.
He said if the lie is not debunked, it could be repeated by detractors a thousand times “so that some people will not believe it as the truth.”
Recalling the June 12 saga, Igbokwe , who was an anti-annulment crusader, berated the former military governor of Ondo State for a shortfall in historical perception.
He said: “Before the annulment of June 12, 1993, Presidential Elections Governors, Senators, House Of Reps Members, State Assembly Members had been in place and to all intents and purposes Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was one of the elected Senators from Lagos.
” Now how can an elected Senator be asking for a mere appointment as Commissioner? Does it make sense to anybody who is privileged to be a sensible person?”
“ In one breath the story tellers said Asiwaju asked for the post of a commissioner and in another they told us he wanted to be Deputy Sole Administrator Of Lagos. Now, do we have anything like Deputy Sole Administrator then? Was it in existence? Are they not liars from the pit of hell?”
Igbokwe said George’s virulent criticisms of Tinubu were in bad faith, stressing g that the retired soldier has been full of bile, hatred and jealousy.