The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was seen praying for a former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, over his performance, saying the ex-governor made him proud.
Tinubu said this in the video that was recirculated following the commissioning of the Agege-Pen Cinema flyover bridge, adding the ship of the state was going in the wrong direction between 2017 and 2018, when Ambode was in power.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu commissioned the bridge on Friday.
In the video, Tinubu said Ambode told him that for his birthday, he will commission a bridge and some roads.
He stated that the achievements of the governor in office was a reflection of a man who is not only a thinker but a doer, and expressed satisfaction that he was delivering on the promises to the people.
Tinubu said: “Akinwunmi Ambode has reflected that clearly here today, I want to say thank you because experience is a great teacher and I am experienced.
“I am on the spot and I have watched things in Lagos since my tenure ended.
“I was worried hell when you (Ambode) took over, not about your credibility, character or capacity, but because however wise or smart a man is, if there is no resources to back the ideas, production would be zero, progress would be zero.
“When you (Ambode) took over, I know you inherited a burden of debt.
“The debt profile of Lagos was high.
“I was wondering how you will reengineer and face the challenges to make progress.
“Today, I can see your report card, you have scored well, and you have shown prudence, especially in the judicious use of resources of the state.
“You didn’t disappoint us.
“Ambode is silently achieving, meticulously planning, religiously executing and brilliantly giving results for Lagos State.”
Tinubu said all over Lagos, the results of good governance was being felt by the people, and wished Ambode sound health and wisdom to continue to lead the state.
He said: “All over Lagos, we are seeing the results.
“At Oshodi, on our way down here, you can see what is happening there.
“That place is a construction site.
“It used to be a den of robbers, but what is going on there now is developmental activities for the benefit of the entire country.
“Ambode is very quiet, very peaceful, not a noise maker, but he is delivering on the job.
“Today, you (Ambode) have given me a good birthday present.
“This is a great opportunity for me to be very proud again.
“Therefore, if we can continue in this direction of infrastructural development in the manner Governor Ambode is moving, Lagos will soon match international states or country anywhere in the world.”