A throwback video has emerged online where Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, the former deputy governor to Bola Tinubu described the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State as Mafia Organisation.
Bucknor-Akerele stated this during an interview with Seun Okinbaloye in 2018 while reacting to the decision of the party to drop former Governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode ahead of the 2019 governorship election.
There were claims that the ruling party dumped Ambode for Babajide Sanwo-Olu who eventually emerged as governor because of his differences with Tinubu.
Steps were taken by Governors elected on the platform of APC to plead with Tinubu, but the National Leader stood his ground to drop Ambode.
Bucknor-Akerele in her reaction to how Ambode could not get the return ticket of the APC described it as disgraceful.
She further stated that the whole idea of the Lagos State chapter of APC is for everyone to be serving one man and if you are not ready to serve that one man, you are out.
The former Deputy Governor said that one man decides who takes a political position and everyone worships him.
She said this does not make APC a political party, but a mafia organisation.
Akerele also stated that the people of Lagos State are fed up with APC, claiming that the party has driven away businesses in the state to other countries.
When asked if APC is synonymous with Lagos, and Lagos State is synonymous with APC, she said, “APC is not synonymous to Lagos, and Lagos can not be synonymous to APC, just that one person thinks they have Lagos State in their pocket does not mean APC is synonymous to Lagos.”
Watch the video below:
This article was originally published on Naija News