A former Lagos state governor and national leader of the All Progressive’s Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has criticized the government of ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo and Vice President Atiku Abubakar between 1999 and 2007 for truncating the chances of Lagos state in generation steady power.
According to him, the Peoples Democratic Party-led federal government under Obasanjo opposed his proposal to generate power for Lagos through Badagry power plant.
Tinubu also accused Obasanjo of being the greatest election rigger in Nigeria.
He said this at the presidential rally of the ruling party in Lagos on Saturday.
“When he was asked Umaru Musa Yar’Adua admitted that the election which brought him into office was rigged,” he said.
“Who conducted that election?” he asked and the crowd chorused “Obasanjo”
Continuing, Tinubu said “Obasanjo is the greatest election rigger in this country.”
Alleging that Obasanjo/Atiku’s government was responsible for the exit of multinational companies like Dunlop and Michelin from Nigeria.
He added that:
“Then, Obasanjo came. We taught them that there was no other way to have business evolution and revolution in this country without steady power supply,”
“I introduced independent generating power projects in Badagry. What did he do? He and Atiku opposed it. I went to court. Who was my lawyer in court? Osinbajo. I won in court and we started generating 300MW, the first state to do it.
“Imagine, that was in 1999. If Nigeria was dedicated to electricity generation, you would not see Dunlop and Michelin move out of the country. Look at our roads, look at the vehicular density in Lagos alone.”
Tinubu concluded by telling Nigerians to reject Atiku Abubakar and the PDP at the poll, come 16th of February.