The Lagos State governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Musiliu Obanikoro Tuesday promised to ensure the rapid development of abandoned rural areas if voted governor of the state in 2015.
He said this at the formal declaration of his campaign which he tagged ‘walk with me’, held at the National Stadium in Lagos.
“We have seen billions spent on sand filling our waters, we have seen billions spent in repairing Bourdillon road and I believe it is time for a new change. I believe it it time for government to spend billions on upgrading infrastructures in Alimosho, in Shomolu, Kosofe and other parts. Koro said.
“A greater Lagos is where hard working families can be successful in Lagos and where the down-trodden will be benefit from government. We must all stand together to ensure that we have a new and better Lagos. A new Lagos where the masses of the state will not be left out. That is the kind of Lagos that I offer in 2015.
“The more I look, I less I see. Any system that takes from the poor to benefit the rich, that system cannot be working for us.”
He lamented the cost of governance saying it has gone up astronomically “because every business transaction must factor the emperor of Bourdillon into it. That has become a burden on our families. I stand here promising Lagosians that the burden brought upon them in the last 15 years by Alpha Beta, will come to an end in May 2015.”
“Lagos belongs to all of us, we are going to put an end to an era where Lagos belongs to one man. Power comes from God. I am going to ensure that my wealth of experience, having served at all levels of government, will come to bare in May 2015 and I will ensure we have a constructive engagement with the Federal Government of Nigeria. I don’t know of any mega city in the world that has managed its affairs on its own without the involvement of other tiers of government,” he said.