How Ambode acted outside my ‘master plan’ for Lagos – Tinubu

The quiet fight between the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his godson Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State, is no longer discreet.

Tinubu, the acclaimed godfather on Sunday testified against his godson in a letter published by TVC.

In the letter, Tinubu mentioned categorically an existing “master plan” for economic development of Lagos State that Mr. Ambode deviated from.

Ambode, who, hitherto, had enjoyed goodwill in the sight of ‘Jagaban’ is threatened by a new kid on the block, one Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the race to who becomes the next Governor of Lagos State.

At the moment, Ambode is not the party’s favourite governorship candidate for the 2019 election.

According to Tinubu, the “master plan” which he initiated as a former governor, was adopted by his successor, Babatunde Fashola.

He is, however, surprised that his ‘economic blueprint’ had been replaced with “inferior” schemes by the current governor. “For reasons unknown to me and most Lagosians, we have experienced such deviations from enlightened governance recently,” Tinubu said.

Explaining further his grouse with Mr. Ambode on the master plan, Tinubu said:

“I make no pretense that the master plan is perfect. It can always be fine-tuned. However, whenever a government departed from this plan without compelling reason, the state and its people have borne the painful consequence of the improper departure.

“To ignore this blueprint for progress in order to replace it with ad-hoc schemes of a materially inferior quality contravenes the spirit of progressive governance and of our party. Such narrowness of perspective does not bring us closer to our appointed destination; it takes us farther from that destiny.”

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