Tunde Bank-Anthony, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, has cautioned the supporters of the presidential candidate of the party in the 2023 general elections, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to stop deceiving Nigerians about Tinubu’s achievements in the state.
While speaking with newsmen on Wednesday, Bank-Anthony said Tinubu’s supporters were telling lies to Nigerians in a bid to get acceptability for their candidate.
Bank-Anthony, who is the spokesman for the Concerned Lagosians, an APC group, said Mr Babatunde Fashola’s achievements as governor of the state were more visible than that of Tinubu, enjoining the supporters of the presidential candidate to anchor their campaign on something else.
Those who had been in charge of the state had done an exceptional job while also noting that Tinubu’s successors as Lagos State governor had done a better job than he did in eight years.
He also warned Tinubu’s supporters not to claim glory for the achievements of Fashola and his successors, former Governor Akinwumi Ambode and incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Bank-Anthony said, “Our candidate now, everything he [Tinubu] is campaigning with Lagos as if in the last 100 years, Lagos has seen nothing like him. But we as Lagosians need to set the record straight.
“I’m almost 60 years old, grew up on the Island. I don’t remember a road on the Island that was not tarred but the problem is that the politics they are playing now gives us a lot of concerns.
He said all APC members in Lagos were on the same page in support of Tinubu’s candidacy but insisted that his group would not be a party to the lies being peddled by the APC presidential candidate’s supporters.