Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a top leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has distanced himself from the barrage of attacks against Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, the erstwhile Governor of Lagos State from members of their party.
According to reports by THEWILL, Tinubu, who had also served as governor of the state between 1999 and 2007, faulted the attacks in a Wednesday statement saying, “I want to declare clearly and categorically that these rancid attacks do not come from me nor do I endorse them. Neither my hand nor my heart are in these mean submissions. I deplore them. An attack against the performance of Governor Fashola is indirectly an attack against me and the edifice of achievement we have constructed in leading Lagos state out of a protracted time of stagnation and into an era of sustained progress and development.”
The attacks on Fashola started when feelers from the Presidential Villa suggested that he was being considered for a top federal post by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu’s statement read: “The past elections were an epic confrontation between two opposing political camps. Those who believed in the progressive governance of the people gathered under the banner of the APC. Those who harkened to the conservative elitism that had cast this nation downward for so many years held to the PDP.
The elections clearly showed the preference of the average Nigerian. They chose the APC and rejected the PDP nationally and in Lagos state. Since the commanding victory of the APC in Lagos and all over Nigeria, the enemies of progressive governance have cleverly been at work, trying to regain through intrigue and subterfuge what they so openly and fairly lost in the elections.
Our political opponents now try to steal victory when their only entitlement is resounding defeat. Having fared woefully with the electorate, their game plan is to sow discord within the ranks of the party people had chosen to lead them. The PDP hopes to strike division in the APC, in that way weakening us and our ability to govern.
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