Lagos State Governor , Akinwunmi Ambode , on Tuesday , took a swipe at the 16 years presidency of the Peoples Democratic Party between 1999 and 2015, saying the state benefited nothing from the party ’s reign .
Ambode spoke at the National Consultative Forum of the National Committee of Buhari Support
Groups, a coordinating body of all the groups campaigning for the re election of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi
Osinbajo in 2019, a statement said on Tuesday.
The governor said the country could not go back to Egypt by bringing PDP back to power having crossed the Red Sea .
He said just within three and half years , the All Progressives Congress had laid a solid foundation for Nigeria ’s economic growth and prosperity .
He said, “ Sixteen years of PDP , I can say it clearly that Lagos State never enjoyed anything from them. Three and half years of APC , I can clearly
attest here that whatever it is that we have achieved in Lagos in the last three and half years , the present Federal Government has largely
contributed to the things that we have achieved , be it in terms of right of way, be it in terms of approval for waivers for import duties and other
things that have actually made Lagos to be on the progressive trajectory that it had been in the last
twenty years .
“ So , for me it is very easy and it is just common sense that we have to uphold the Buhari/ Osinbajo ticket to allow that economic progress and the
growth in the GDP that we want for Nigeria rather than allowing it to get dismantled and then make us go back to Egypt after crossing the Red Sea and we are not going back to Egypt,”
He said since assuming office in 2015, the Buhari administration had retraced the steps of the country for a sustained progressive chart, adding
that the onus was on the entire country to give the APC a chance to consolidate on the massive development already embarked upon .