Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu not to effect his plan to impose his daughter Shade Tinubu-Ojo, as the new Iyaloja General of Lagos State.
In a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State Chapter of the PDP, Mr. Taofik Gani said the former governor announced at the 8th day fidau prayer held for his Mother Alhaja Abibatu Mogaji.
According to the party, the former governor has plan to present her daughter as the chosen candidate for the position to market leaders at a meeting he has summoned to hold at his residence.
The party therefore, urged Tinubu to allow the tenets of democracy to prevail in the selection of a new leader for the market women adding that his there is no evidence that his nominee and daughter is a full time market woman.
“This new development portends great danger for our democracy and indeed Lagos. We are therefore calling on the State Governor, Raji Fashola, not to sit on the fence at this auspicious time.
“Fashola must rise up and be counted now. He must exhibit control in governance especially when Tinubu’s interest conflicts with the public interest. He must see to it that the process leading to the emergence of market leader and any other leadership in the state is transparent, liberal and credible.
“Politics must not be overplayed to erode human decency and respect for due process. Any act that would break down the assumed peace in the state must indeed be avoided,” the party explained adding that the development was a vindication of the fact that Tinubu was power thirsty and would have completely pocketed governance in the state.