The lawmaker representing Surulere Constituency in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Desmond Elliot, has declared that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu is his godfather.
The lawmaker while reacting to the “Edo no be Lagos” campaign by Governor Obaseki, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo state at a rally in Benin, noted that he is a product of godfatherism.
The Nollywood actor attacked the Edo State Governor for saying that the practice of godfatherism continued in Lagos State for 13 years after Bola Tinubu left the office as governor.
The lawmaker also condemned Obaseki’s campaign strategy to mobilize Edo state residents to vote for him and godfatherism.
He said: “Asiwaju Tinubu as never for one day asks me to do something that he knows will be detrimental. He is a progressive man.”
Speaking on Obaseki’s aim to end godfatherism in Edo, Desmond Elliot said;
“Let me tell you, loyalty is important. A godfather always looks for the interest of the people.”
“What does he mean by Edo can’t be Lagos. Lagos state makes an IGR of over 30 billion every month. You cannot hear about unpaid salaries or pension, so why would you say Edo cant be Lagos because you are trying to sell an idea.”