Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George has again lamented the hold that former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has on the state. George said it was tantamount to using charms to bewitch an entire populace. The retired naval officer, who has been at loggerheads with Tinubu for years, made this known in an interview published by The Punch on Sunday.Speaking on Tinubu’s pervasive influence on the politics of the state, George said, “I have tried to resolve within my mind whether I was dreaming or in the realm of outer space . It is unbelievable . It is absolutely shambolic . When it started gradually , some of us were shouting . They said , ‘ Don’ t mind Bode. It is because he is in the opposition’ . Now, the chickens have come home to roost. How can you , as an individual , determine the fate of the largest state economically in this country with the largest population? How did he do it ? Did he use juju to slam our people ? It’ s a joke . You put this young man , ( Governor Akinwunmi) Ambode , there and, suddenly , you say he isn’ t going back . When I said it , people thought I was joking . During the First Republic, no politician had the authority to determine who should go to the toilet , who should be Speaker, or who should be this or that . Is it a private company ? Lagosians should wake up. It is only the almighty God that we all depend on and look to ; but for an individual ? No!”He added, “The time has come that the right – thinking people , those who love this state , must come out. He has defied every definition of democracy . He is like an emperor. It is so disgraceful . This is my state ; I was born here. I am in my mid – 70s now and I have never seen anything like this . We were all young kids when Papa (Obafemi ) Awolowo was running the Western Region . It was a collective responsibility . But now , it is the government of the emperor , for the people of the emperor and by the people of the emperor. I can ’ t believe it . And people are still jostling because the kind of money he has made within our state is disgraceful. This is a challenge also to the (Muhammadu Buhari ) government in power. How can an individual be talking about corruption ? You saw the salvos released by Ambode . Have they been investigated?”