Presidential candidate of the Congress Progressive Party, Bola Tinubu, revealed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo punished him when he was governor of Lagos state.
Tinubu explained that the decision was not a personal punishment but an action taken against the Lagos state government.
He said Obasanjo took the decision against his administration because he belongs to an opposition party.
An APC flag bearer spoke during his presidential campaign rally in Benin City, Edo State on the back of Obasanjo’s endorsement of Labor Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
He accused the former president of thwarting his efforts to solve electricity supply challenges during his tenure as governor.
Tinubu also accused the then Obasanjo administration of diverting and embezzling funds with the aim of solving electricity challenges.
According to Tinubu: “I brought in Enron to solve the electricity problem and help the Lagos economy, but it was thwarted by Obasanjo and the PDP. They punished me and the Lagos people and even started cutting our money.”
“I set up local governments in Lagos to accelerate development and create jobs for our people, but Obasanjo decided to privatize us and punished us for it.
“That was evil and such a man said he endorses a man for you to vote as president. Can Obasanjo recommend a leader to anyone in Nigeria? A man who does not know the way cannot show the way.
“They punished me as the governor of Lagos state, and it was not a personal punishment but the entire Lagos state was punished.”
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