Former National Vice Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, (South), Chief Olabode George, saturday called on the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, to review current policies in the state with a view to ameliorating the suffering of the people.
He spoke yesterday at a rally in Obalende, organised by the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party to protest what he described as a subtle “stalemate” to delay the swearing-in of PDP candidate in the last local government election, Obalende-Ikoyi Local Government, Mr. Babajide Obanikoro, who has since been declared as the legitimate winner of the election by the Local Government Election Tribunal.
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the state has, however, gone to court to appeal the verdict of the tribunal.
George, who said his advice was informed by current realities as informed by the complaints of Lagosians, said such review would allow the people to be heard and their complaints addressed though within the context of what were critical to the overall progress of the state.
He noted that such policies of the government had alienated the people in such a manner that many are now jobless and others groaning for a fresh lease of life,saying that because government everywhere exist for the people, the state government should take urgent steps to review current policies to align with the basic interest of the people.
“Without doubt, I feel touched and quite obliged to appeal on behalf of our people that the state government have a second look at prevailing policies so that we can have a breather, Lagosians are complaining and even if I have recently returned to the country, I have been inundated with such gory tales of hardship which we must look into and tell our brother, Governor Babatunde Fashola, to review such policies that have made life pretty tough for our people”, he said.