Bode George, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works & housing, should leave the issue of who becomes president in 2023 and focus on fixing roads.
George, a one-time military administrator of Ondo state, gave the advice while speaking to journalists in Lagos on Saturday.
He was reacting to Fashola’s statement that a vote for President Muhammadu Buhari by the south-west would guarantee the zone the presidency in 2023.
George said: “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 N1 million. 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.”