The Peoples Democratic Party, Lagos State Chapter has urged the Governor of Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to probe the immediate past administration led by Babatunde Raji Fashola.
In a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Taofik Gani, the PDP insisted that the call to probe the Fashola led administration is in line with its convictions that “the Fashola led administration was a fluke”.
PDP also said it is determined to play the role of the opposition in the state, and went further to deny harboring any ill feeling towards the ruling All Progressive Congress.
“As long as we notice any ‘misgovernance’, we will blow the whistle. We shall not relent in doing this constructive opposition. It does not matter whether it coincides with efforts of other groups or interests in the state. We shall commend when appropriate and condemn when inevitable in good faith for good governance and expected growth of Lagos State.”
“Indeed, several times during his administration, we had shouted that the governor was running a propagandist government and that the state was being plunged into avoidable local and foreign debts.
“With over N27bn monthly internally generated revenue, the state does not need to borrow to carry out projects.
“He got loans to complete such projects within eight years only to mismanage and or divert such loans. Under Fashola, the SUREP funds well over N32bn meant for the state could not reflect in any project and was not accounted for. The local and foreign debts of about N1tn is there for Lagosians to pay through over-taxation.
“The PDP has consequently supported and charged Ambode to probe his predecessor. The incumbent governor must speak out now! Anything short of a categorical statement as to whether Fashola is clean or not is a disservice to the state. Lagosians want to know what the new occupier of the office met, especially the actual amount of loan collected.”