Lagos—The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State has accused governor Akinwunmi Ambode of committing Lagos funds into partisan activities that are not beneficial to the state.
The accusation by the PDP is coming on the heels of the increased participation of the governor in what the party described as the inexpedient commitment of Lagos funds into partisan activities that are not beneficial to the state.
In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Taofik Gani, the party faulted governor Ambode for alleged neglect and exhibiting what it described as busy body in his recent style of governance.
The party argued that “governor Ambode now appears disillusioned and has thus compromised the welfare, Security and concerns of Lagosians and Lagos state for the sake of his party’s interest, thereby plunging the state into neglect, distress and prodigality.”
The PDP alleged that “Governor Ambode abandoned governance and travelled out of the state to Osun and Edo states within the last five days, at such period that he ought to empathise with victims of the flooding now ravaging the state; destroying property, causing distress and deaths in parts of the state.”
In addition, the party maintained that “it is now obvious that Governor Ambode is nonchalant to the plight of Lagosians and attaches no humanitarian value to the welfare and lives of Lagosians thus his decision to take the executive and legislature to Osun state to commission just a school building constructed by the Osun state governor, Aregbesola, after almost whole eight years in office.”
“Worse still is that governor Ambode accepted the needless burden to be the National coordinator of the APC Edo governorship campaign committee and has literally moved Lagos governance to Edo state and also pledging further human, logistics and financial supports to the APC candidate for the election day. We are keeping tabs on him and we shall demand his probe at the appropriate time.”