Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Sinatu Ojikutu, has said that she will renounce her Nigerian citizenship if the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, is sworn in.
Ojikutu, who spoke with journalists at her Ikoyi residence, said that her safety is no longer guaranteed. She said: “Lagos has been disadvantaged. I refuse to visit Lagos Island where I come from because everywhere is a mess. All the streets are filled with water and potholes.
“I have decided that before I am eliminated, I will come out and say what is in my mind. I hope to get the citizenship of a nation I can be happy in as corruption is endemic in this country. People are lobbying to occupy ministerial and other appointments. I am ashamed to call myself a former public officer.
“Nigeria is in a hopeless situation and when I heard Peter Obi speaking, I had no choice but to support him. Again, I am one of those who believe that it is time for South-East to get the presidency. If we say we want to remain one Nigeria, then we have to take equity into consideration.
“You cannot say that you are one Nigeria and you are suppressing a particular region. You don’t want them to get the presidency shot. If you don’t want them as number one, let them go. If you don’t want them to go, then give them the chance to be number one.
“Obi came out and said things that appealed to the youths. He said he would take care of the wastages that are not letting the nation develop. Many of us fell in love with what he said.”