PDP Calls For Probe Of Fashola

Coming on the heels of calls by the civil society group CACOL asking that former Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola be probed for alleged corrupt activities in his administration, the PDP has also pitched in.

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have urged Governor Ambode to probe his predecessor after documents were released revealing he had approved a contract of N78.3 million for the upgrade of his personal website while serving as governor.

The PDP Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, said that the recent revelations are indicative of its stance that the Fashola administration was a “fluke”.

“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,” the statement said.

He also pledged that the PDP will continue to act responsibly as the opposition and “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.”

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