The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of Lagos chapter has frowned at the Lagos Government’s apathetism towards Governor Raji Fashola, charging the new governor of the State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, to immediately commence probe of the former governor’s eight years administration. The PDP said this on Sunday. It also expressed shock that Ambode is still at the start block, when he ought to hit the ground running and fulfil already made promises rather than needlessly proclaiming more promises.
In a statement issued on Sunday its Publicity Secretary, Barrister Taofik Gani, the party described the developments as bad omen for any meaningful development in the coming four years of the Ambode administration. The party attributed governor Fashola’s eight years administration as violation of Human Rights coupled with “Digital and Analogue” styles of stealing of public funds that can only be ignored by a successor who is a conspirator-governor.
According to the PDP, the facts of the corruption of embezzlement, misappropriation and direct stealing of the state funds can be established in the number of abandoned or uncompleted projects; missing SURE-P funds; flooding due to blocked canals purportedly paid to be cleared; the bogus allowances allocated to Fashola as governor; bogus cost of the Falomo bridge; the huge local & foreign debts of 960 Billion Naira left behind, among others.
“On behalf of all concerned Lagosians, we call on the governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, to immediately set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the eight years administration of former Governor Fashola. The need for this is apt in view of the cases of Human Rights abuse witnessed during the period, especially perpetrated by the State Task Force and KAI officers.”