Renowned constitutional lawyer, Professor Itse Sagay has called on the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola to take the stake higher by contesting for President in the 2015 general elections.
Sagay who spoke at the presentation of the book, Fashola, the historic reconstruction of Lagos authored by Emeka Odikpo, called on the governor to look beyond Lagos politics, adding that with the kind of transformation that Lagos State has witnessed under his administration and under his predecessor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed could be replicated at the Centre. With the level of commitment and modest achievements recorded by his administration in Lagos so far what is next for Governor Fashola is to offer himself to serve the people at the national level”, Sagay said.
The lawyer described the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) led government as one lacking interest of Nigeria at heart, adding that it is unfortunate that those currently holding political power at the centre have only succeeded in bringing Nigeria down in the committee of nations.
“People at the Centre limit everything to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). They have no philosophy of government. They are just a group of people whose only intention is to accumulate power and accumulate resources and enjoy themselves rather than work in the interest of the entire country”.The constitutional lawyer however isolated Governor Chibuike Amaechi, whom he described as a breakaway type of PDP governor trying to make an impact in the life of the people and establish some legacies of good governance adding that what he is doing is not in the character of the PDP, this he said is responsible for his ordeal in the PDP.
In his comment, Professor Pat Utomi condemned the Metro Line project, which he said would have helped to de-congest traffic in Lagos.“Though, Mudashiru Lawal is a good man, one of my saddest days in life was when he stopped the metro line project. Kuala Lumpur that started their metro line with Lagos at the same time then has since completed hers. I am happy that dream is being recreated now by the Fashola administration and many of us will live to see that dream fulfilled.