Why Lagos Must Prove Tinubu’s Son Doesn’t Control Tollgates —Bode GeorgeFeatured, Latest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Friday, February 19th, 2021
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has enjoined the Lagos State Government to prove that Seyi Tinubu, the son of Bola Tinubu does not own or control the Lekki tollgate.
George stated this in a statement he issued on Friday where he called on the Lagos State Government to open up concerning the terms of agreement between the Lekki Concession Company and the state government.
George said: “We are demanding that the Lagos State Government through the Freedom of Information Act publishes the names of those who are managing the Toll Gates.
“We do remember however that there was a buy-back several years ago returning the control and ownership of the Admiralty Tollgate to the Lagos State Government. The Lekki-Ikoyi Tollgate was built from scratch with taxpayers money.
How then can anyone/company inexplicably make a legal claim to the Lekki toll gates? Again, what is the relationship between Seyi Tinubu and Lekki Concession Company?
“Equally, what is the relationship between Sunday Dare and the Lekki Concession Company? We all know that Sunday Dare until he became Minister last year was Bola Tinubu’s Man Friday. There are too many untidy, dirty, stinking intimations here. That’s why we demand that the details of the tollgate ownership should be presented to the public immediately.”
Bode George also stated that since the tollgate was where unarmed demonstrators were shot, the state government should demolish it and erect a monument.
He stated “In fact how much is Lagos State earning from these two tollgates per day, per month, and annually? It is alleged that an estimated N400m is collected on both tollgates everyday. If we are wrong, let them bring out their books and tell us how this humongous money is being spent
“I have gone to this length to illustrate what could go wrong when there is a brazen interloper and a destructive tin-pot despot who has handcuffed the government of our state.
“This overbloated character is obsessed with the interests of the privileged few to the detriment of the majority of our citizens.”
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