A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has accused a former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, of turning the state to his personal ATM (Automated Teller Machine), where he draws state funds for his personal needs.
Mr. Obanikoro, who is eyeing the governorship seat of Lagos on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, made the claim while speaking to members of his K’oro Nation’ group on Tuesday.
“For almost 16 years, one man has turned all Lagosians to his ATM; how long can we continue to accept that?” he asked.
The ex-minister also said the Lekki-Ikoyi link Bridge, which he ranked as the most expensive in world, is a fraud.
“Fashola’s Lekki to Ikoyi Bridge is the most expensive bridge in the world. The Lekki to Ikoyi Bridge was christened ‘Cable Bridge’, there is nothing cable about that bridge and the christening of the bridge ‘cable’ is a 419 act in itself”, he said.
Obanikoro further called on Lagosians to ask questions about policies and activities of the state government.
“Lagosians don’t ask questions, those who do ask get abused”, Mr. Obanikoro said.