According to reports, the ruling APC made a claim during its presidential campaign that Tinubu, who was governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007, was in charge of the state’s development. He also said that he helped choose his successors, including incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Babatunde Fashola, and Akinwunmi Ambode, to carry on his good work. However, the Lagos State chairman of the ADC, George Ashiru, stated that former military administrators General Mobolaji Johnson and Brigadier Buba Marwa, as well as former governor Lateef Jakande, also known as “Baba Kekere,” built Lagos. He stated that the three previous leaders contributed significantly more to the state’s development than any subsequent governors in the fourth republic. Ashiru went on to say that Lagos State’s political and economic potential drew special attention from successive federal governments ever since British colonialism. He claims that Jakande, Johnson, and Marwa established the state’s infrastructure and structure without overly exploiting it or creating a dynasty out of it. According to Ashiru, Lagosians are dissatisfied with the APC in the same way that Nigerians were dissatisfied with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.