Monday, August 31, 2015 5:03 pm
The Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has waved off a statement credited to former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, that the PDP was responsible for the tirades against former Governor Babatunde Fashola.
The Party, in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, congratulated Lagosians that at last the whereabouts of the state’s mismanaged resources might begin to resurface now. Tinubu was reported to have accused the PDP of sponsoring recent attacks on his successor, Raji Fashola. Fashola had also recently come under attacks for spending the sum of N78M on a personal website and another N105M to construct only two boreholes.
PDP said it is laughable that PDP is being blamed for disseminating information which no doubt emanated from the office of the State governor and which was made public by the anti Fasholas within the APC. Indeed bringing PDP into this is, according to the party, a deliberate attempt to divert attention from the real issues of fraud in the state.
The party argued further: “The APC should rather face the accusations and not the accusers. We know well that Tinubu is behind the attacks. He lost cordiality with Fashola since the period of the APC governorship primary. Now he doesn’t want Fashola to gain any federal appointment. The whole world knows this.”
The PDP has however reiterated its stance that APC mismanaged the finances of the state and that past APC governments in the state should be probed to account for the near N1 trillion debt owed by the state even as the state’s IGR is at least N27 billion every month. In spite of this huge IGR, PDP charged that the state “lacks expected affordable government services like low cost housing, pipe borne water, markets, functional University etc.” The assumed developments in the state are, as PDP argued, by concessionaires; federal government; donors; private and corporate bodies”