27th October, 2010
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, has been urgedÂ to stop attacking Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State because suchÂ attacks are capable of distracting the governor.
Making this plea in an interview with P.M.NEWS, General Secretary of the CoalitionÂ of Oodua Self Determination Groups (COSEG), Comrade Rasak Olokooba, said theÂ criticisms are also capable of giving the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria (AC N),Â a bad image among the people.
Olokooba described Fashola as a model governor who has redefined the concept of goodÂ governance and service delivery in Nigeria.
Olokooba said Ikuforiji’s criticisms of Fashola ”poses grave danger to the goodÂ works going on in Lagosâ€ and urged the ACN to wade into the personality clashÂ between the duo.
â€œWe observe that the speaker has been consistent in his attacks against the governorÂ and we want him to know that Fashola represents the good thing Lagos is bequeathingÂ to Nigeria and together they should continue this legacy.
â€œWhat we expect from people like the speaker is to give Fashola the necessaryÂ support to succeed, not distracting him.
â€œWhile we are not stopping the legislators from doing their job, we want to urge theÂ speaker to exercise restraint in his comments against Fashola because it will laterÂ rub off on the party leadership and governance in Lagos,â€ he said.