The South-West zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress over their condolence messages for recently deceased former governor of Lagos, Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
The PDP asked them to stop “shedding crocodile tears.”
Jakande passed away on Thursday in his residence at the age of 91.
The PDP in a statement titled, ‘S’West PDP mourns Jakande’s death, tells Buhari not to shed crocodile tears’, said Buhari destroyed some of the legacies of the respected elder statesman when he was military head of state between December 31, 1983 and August 27, 1985.
The statement was signed by the party’s Director Media and Publicity in the region, Lere Olayinka.
It read, “We in the South-West PDP mourn the passing unto glory of a real servant of the people, whose footprints will remain on the sands of Lagos State forever.
“His death, though painful, is a fulfillment of the will of Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) and we are confident that for his deeds while alive, he will be granted Aljannah firdaus.
“However, it is our admonition to President Buhari and his APC not to shed crocodile tears over the death of Jakande.
“It is on record that Buhari cancelled the Lagos Metroline network initiated by Jakande then and went ahead to pay compensation to the French company that handled it, costing Lagosians over $78 million.
“If not because of Buhari’s 1984 act of wickedness, transportation problems in Lagos would have been solved permanently. The metroline project would have made life easier and changed the face of transportation in Lagos.
“Same Buhari and his APC people are now on the rooftops, eulogising Jakande after his death. To us in the South-West PDP, this is hypocrisy at its ridiculous peak and it is unacceptable.”