A chieftain and former deputy national chairman (South) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Olabode George, has said that the former governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola failed to make a positive impact during his eight-year tenure between 2007 and 2015.
The PDP chieftain who stated this in an interview in Lagos also said Fashola who is the currently minister of power, works and housing was busy planting flowers everywhere.
George, who was reacting to speculations of a politically motivated vendetta by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode against his predecessor, said the success or failure of a leader would be on the pages of history.
“Who asked him (Ambode) to do that? Now, people are putting him on the wire that whatever Fashola’s legacy is — I don’t know what legacy that one left behind anyway. Okay, he did Surulere; where else? He was planting flowers. Where is the Bus Rapid Transit (by Fashola’s government) now?
“Now, look at it from there: you are governor; what are you doing to impact? Something that will alleviate the poverty — or the ‘suffer, suffer’ like Fela would saiy— of the people.”
He said the classic definition of politics is the management of the resources of the area for the benefit of the people.
“Now, he (Fashola) can’t go back and start saying, ‘I want to go and correct this.’ It’s over. And if you compare him with (Ambode) and I am not saying he (Ambode) is a saint or that he hasn’t made certain mistakes, but as a Lagosian, I can see (his performance) if you go from location A to location B,” he said.