The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has stated that its candidate, Bola Tinubu, actually made Lagos State worth living.
Naija News reports that the APC campaign council was reacting to a statement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, that the ruling party lied about developing Lagos.
While speaking at a rally held at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos on Monday, Atiku said the Federal Government developed that state and not Tinubu as claimed by the APC.
Responding in a statement, the Chief Spokesman of the APC campaign council, Festus Keyamo, said Atiku was part of the government that destroyed Lagos, adding that the people of the state were merciful to have allowed his campaign.
Keyamo said the PDP flagbearer lied that Tinubu was not responsible for the development in Lagos, stressing that Atiku’s position shows that he is already getting frustrated ahead of the 2023 polls.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment said Tinubu revived and rebuild the infrastructure in the state when he assumed office in 1999 after they were abandoned by the federal government.
He said: “In more volatile climes, the people of Lagos State would not have allowed Atiku Abubakar to step on the soil of Lagos State because of that ignoble role his government played to attempt to destroy Lagos.
“But thanks to Asiwaju, today, Lagos is a peaceful place and a home for all. Hence, he could still come to Lagos to spew such lies to the people of Lagos state.
“Let us remind Atiku Abubakar that after the Federal Government exited Lagos after the Orkar coup of 1990, the Federal Government left the infrastructure in Lagos to deteriorate whilst concentrating on developing Abuja.
“It was after Asiwaju assumed office in 1999 that he began to revive and rebuild the infrastructure in Lagos State. A clear example is Bar Beach the Federal Government could not contain in all their years in Lagos State.
“It was during the tenure of Tinubu that the idea for the Eko Atlantic was conceived and planned and the continuation of the project proceeded unhindered under Fashola who has himself acknowledged the making of it to Tinubu.
“It is obvious Atiku Abubakar and the PDP have their backs against the wall with the rebellion to and shunning of his campaign by key governors and stakeholders in his party that has made him battle weary.
“Atiku Abubakar is already showing signs of frustration. We advise Atiku Abubakar to pack up his campaign to save his face rather than face the imminent disgrace at the polls.”