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Lagos Is In  Bondage Of A  Paymaster—Hon. Williams

The former Governor of Lagos state and leader of the All Progressive Congress, Sen. Bola Tinubu has been accused of  holding Lagosians to ransome  by putting the state in perpetual bondage with him playing the role of a paymaster since he emerged governor in 1999.

Speaking with Thepage, Hon. Adeola Williams,  the Chairman of PDP(UK) Southwest zone and  executive member of the Atiku/Obi campaign Team (UK) said he could confirm this, being a Lagos thorough bred.

Lamenting that Lagos has become a PLC in the hand of the paymaster,  Williams said he had  contested for  a seat in the House of Representatives from Oshodi/Isolo constituency 1 , adding that his  last election was June 22nd 2017 as the PDP Chairmanship candidate for Oshodi /Isolo constituency 1.
Though he said his main aim in politics  is not to occupy an elective office, but for people’s vote to count and enjoy the dividend of democracy.
He said “It’s a disgrace  for a state like Lagos  with  the huge amount being generated to lack basic amenities and facilities that can uplift people’s life”
Further registering his sadness over the state of things in Lagos, Williams said Since 1999 Lagos State had  been in bondage with a  paymaster general determining and calling  the shots.

“Why should  one person continue to  run the affairs of the state to the detriment of the people, that’s tyranny of the highest order but am telling you that this will end in 2019, as  people are getting wiser.

“See what happened to Ambode as an example of the power of the paymaster in Lagos” he lamented, submitting that “not
until we have another party without the influence of Tinubu before we can be able to measure the damage so far done to the finance of the State”

Fuming further, Williams said the talk about Tinubu providing a template upon which successive government in the state is run is false.
” There is no formal template by Tinubu, all the white elephant  projects they are doing have been projected to  bring more returns to their investment not for the benefit of the people”
Narrating is ordeal in the hands of political thugs believed to have the backing of the state, Williams said it has now become fashionable for social miscreants to get elevated in status in Lagos.

” Being a miscreants in Lagos is now  big business  since they are the tools used to silence the people.

“During my last election, MC Oluomo was used to scuttle the proceedings  with the backing of the state government.

” How is it possible for ordinary miscreants to  go about with many armed policemen moving from polling booth to polling booth and this same miscreants with help of security agents  chased away agents at the collating centre”

But the Isolo based politician registered that  Lagos is not a Plc but a state that is  suppose to be run by people with love for the state and  bona fide Lagosian.

” Since 1999 non Lagosian have been running the state and we need a committed Lagosian with total interest in building better Lagos for the people  to take the mantle of power.

“By the grace of God, PDP is surely going to win Lagos state come 2019 including all Southwest states The candidates of PDP are well trusted people without any godfather that will be controlling them remotely and ready to deliver people not only from bondage but also to enable them  benefit the dividend of democracy by creating jobs, better education and health service, carrying out people oriented projects that will be benefit all not just the elites”

Calling on INEC to ensure that the people’s votes count, Williams said It’s high time people of Lagos state “shine there faces to realise that the game playing, tyranny, bondage of our people should end and take our future in our hand to  vote for the man with the interest of the people but not man with interest of a paymaster”.

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