Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the year 2023 will be the end of the political dynasty in Lagos that has been holding the citizens hostage since the return of democratic rule in 1999.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with INDEPENDENT, George who is the Atona Oodua of Yorubaland said the ‘O to Ge’ Movement that ended the Saraki political dynasty in Kwara state will happen in Lagos in 2023.
He particularly singled out Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) whom he accused of being a stranger but has appropriated all the resources of the state for his use.
“By 2023, I will be getting closer to 80. We will invoke the spirit of our forefathers. O to ge! We will do whatever is humanly possible to get those things back to the people.
“He (Tinubu) will not sit down in his room and be dictating who will be Speaker, Governor, senators and all that. We will invoke the spirit of the founding fathers, the original people of Lagos against all these greedy people”.
George who lamented the suffering of Lagosians, especially civil servants in the state also condemned the outrageous retirement benefits of governors in the state beginning from Tinubu, saying civil servants who served the state government meritoriously for 35 years don’t receive one per cent of what the governors get as retirement benefits.
“After appropriating all the resources of Lagos to themselves, when they retire, go and see their retirement benefits. Even civil servants who retire after 35 years don’t get one per cent of what they receive as retirement benefits.
Source: News update