National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has criticized the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, for playing an integral role in the seizure of the local government allocation meant for Lagos State.
The former Lagos State governor and Co-chairman of the APC Presidential Campaign Council stated this in Abuja on Friday after a meeting with traditional rulers from the South West.
Tinubu, who warned Nigerians never to vote for Atiku in the forthcoming presidential election slated for February 16, noted that the Waziri of Adamawa frustrated the efforts of his government in bring development to Lagos.
“Atiku was Vice President of this country when the local government allocation for Lagos State was seized.
“When we led a protest to Atiku then, he said ‘go away. Go and comply.’ Without the allocation, you cannot bring development.
“When we said we needed power to power Lagos as the industrial base in our region, they said no.
“They were taking away N250 million from our allocation every month for being innovative and creative.
“Everywhere we turned they rejected us and punished us. But we never gave up.
“Today, we are in that progressive development championed and led by President Muhammadu Buhari. Thank you for not looking back. Thank you for visiting and encouraging him.”