Former Governor of Lagos state and National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC Bola Ahmed Tinubu has bared it all that he holds no grudge with erstwhile Governor of Lagos, Babatunde Fashola, adding that the spiteful attacks were being sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
This was contained in a statement issued by his media office on Wednesday. The Punch report.
The statement said, ”The PDP is just recently out of office at the federal level and it built a vast, unprecedented financial war chest to contest the elections. The residual of that war chest is still at work, buying media space to plant rumours in hopes of spreading discord through the APC.
”Thus, the enemy camp may be a minority but it is a large and well-funded one that knows it only chance lies in us attacking ourselves. Our political opponents now try to steal victory when their only entitlement is resounding defeat. Having fared woefully with the electorate, their game plan is to sow discord within the ranks of the party the people had chosen to lead them. The PDP hopes to strike a division in the APC, in that way weakening us and our ability to govern.
”This brings me to recent developments in the Lagos political scene. Born of this motley stew is the recent gossip mongering that I have wilfully instigated false and negative reports against former Governor Fashola to thwart him from being appointed to a major post in the Buhari administration.
”I want to declare clearly and categorically that these rancid attacks do not come from me nor do I endorse them. Neither my hand nor my heart is in these mean submissions. I deplore them.
“An attack against the performance of Governor Fashola is indirectly an attack against me and the edifice of achievements we have constructed in leading Lagos State out of a protracted time of stagnation and into an era of sustained progress and development.”