Peoples Democratic Party Chieftain Chief Olabode George replied to a statement made by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babtunde Fashola.
Just yesterday the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola at a Town Hall Meeting on Infrastructure which held at the Emeritus Professor Theophilus Ogunlesi Multi-Purpose Hall, University College Hospital, Ibadan, replied that the South West would produce the next president in 2023. His reply has enacted slamming reply from Olabode George who in an interview with newsmen in Lagos, urged Fashola to leave the issue of 2023 presidency and focus on improving the country.
“Fashola is the Minister of Works. Look at the key major roads from the ports, they are in deplorable state and these roads are the gateway to the nation’s economy.
“It costs a container to be moved from Apapa ports to Tin- Can to Ikeja N1million. Just one container and that is what it will cost the same container from Shanghai in China to Lagos.
“So the minister needs to fix those roads now instead of postulating about 2023. These roads have not been maintained for years.
“If goods cannot come out fast from the ports, it will affect those who are buying and selling and if things cannot go into the ports for export, how would people make money.
“Fashola should be concerned about fixing these roads before May 2019 because he would come back someday to give account to the people,” he said.