Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West, says Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, has not done so well to merit the praise he receives from residents of the state.
He said Fashola has not performed as well as Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Godswill Akpabio.
According to Punch, Ogundipe made this known at a forum of Local Government Area chairmen under the aegis of Goodluck Lagos Grassroots Project in Lagos on Monday.
He spoke along with PDP leaders in the zone at the event themed, ‘Transformation Agenda: Continuity for National Progress’.
He said, “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 the Federal Government as the cost of repair.”
Ogundipe accepted that President Goodluck Jonathan had not been able to do much for the people of the South-West reason been that Yorubas were not contributing to the success of Jonathan.
He called on the people of the South-West especially Lagos, to make sure that the Peoples Democratic Party won most of the elective positions including federal legislative seats so that Yorubas would be able to get juicy positions.
He said, “If you take a look at the current structure of the Federal Government, you will see that the South-West has been shortchanged. The reason is clear; we did not contribute to the success of the President. We are not even in key positions at the National Assembly and we find it hard to get highly placed positions.
“We must ensure that we vote for the PDP in all positions so that we can have a National Assembly that will make life easy for the President.”
He said the political career of former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, would end next year after his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), would have lost the Lagos and the presidential elections.
Captain Tunji Shelle (rtd.), the chairman of the state chapter of the PDP who also spoke at the event, said Jonathan would get 99 per cent of the votes from Lagos State.
“With a voting population of six million and counting, we have assured Mr. President that he will get 5.9 million votes in Lagos,” he said.
It would be recalled that PDP has accussed APC of been responsible for the wave of violence ravaging some northern states of the country.