The national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has dismissed the achievements of Lagos State governor as mere media hype and nothing compared to the achievements of some PDP governors.
Metuh, who made this position known in an interview in Lagos weekend, said despite the high internally generated revenue in Lagos State, the impact cannot be seen as nothing much has changed in the commercial city in the last 10 years.
He said of PDP governors, “It is a fact that as governors of PDP they have done very well in their states. The party is proud of their performance in their states and their people are happy with them.”
While comparing Governor Babatunde Fashola’s achievements with those of PDP governors, Metuh explained that “If you look at it, these are some of the best governors in Nigeria and everyday you tell me about Fashola. Fashola is not the best governor.”
He added, “As far as I am concerned, when one look at the popularity being enjoyed by Governor Babatunde Fashola here in Lagos and the whole country, one will want to believe that he is the best governor in the present dispensation whereas he cannot be compared to some PDP governors.
“With the high IGR being generated in Lagos and the publicity enjoyed by Lagos government, I don’t see the effect when I arrive Lagos. It is almost 10 years that I left Lagos but I have not seen much difference here. For those of us that travelled far and wide across this country, we have seen a lot of development in many PDP controlled states like Akwa-Ibom, Jigawa, Kano State and others but people there are not making noise”, the PDP spokesman said.