A chieftain of the PDP, Chief Olabode George, has advised the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, to leave the issue of who becomes President in 2023 and focus on improving infrastructure in the country. George, a one-time Military Administrator of Ondo State, gave the advice while speaking to newsmen in Lagos today.
George was reacting to a statement made by Fashola on Thursday in Ibadan that a vote for President Muhammadu Buhari by the South West would guarantee the zone the Presidency in 2023.
George said that roads in the country are begging for attention and that Fashola should fix those roads urgently rather than postulating about 2023. He noted that the two major roads leading to the Lagos ports were in a deplorable state and urged the minister to focus on fixing those roads in view of their importance to the economy.
On June 17, 2017, the minister signed a four-point-three billion naira Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AG Dangote Construction Company Ltd and some other stakeholders for the reconstruction of the four-kilometre Apapa-Wharf Road.