Probe Fasholaâ€™s administration, PDP tells AmbodeBy Bobricky 11:01 Sun, 21 Jun 2015 Comments
Mr. Babatunde Fashola
The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party says it will want Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to probe its predecessor, Babatunde Fasholaâ€™s eight-year administration.
The PDP also expressed its displeasure over what it described as a â€œslow startâ€ of the new government, saying it wants Ambode to hit the ground running.
The party, in a statement issued on Sunday by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Taofik Gani, said the inability of the incumbent governor to probe Fashola and begin in earnest development works in Lagos was a â€œbad omenfor any meaningful development in the coming four years of this administration.â€
The major opposition party in the state alleged that the eight years of ex-governor Fashola was characterised by human rights violations and misappropriation of funds.
â€œOn behalf of all concerned Lagosians, we call on the governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to immediately set up a commission of enquiry to investigate the eight years administration of his predecessor, Babatunde Fashola.
â€œThe need for this is apt in view of the cases of human rights abuse witnessed during Fasholaâ€™s tenure, especially ones perpetrated by the stateâ€™s task force and Kick Against Indiscipline officers,â€ the PDP said.
The opposition party stated that Ambode should find out how the sum of N68 billion was spent by Fasholaâ€™s government.
â€œThe bogus cost of the Falomo bridge must also be probed. The cost of buying over of the Lekki-Epe toll system must also be investigated.
â€œImagine all the canals purportedly contracted to be cleared and channelled are all block. Lagosians are now suffering from flooding. This must be investigated,â€ the statement added.
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