The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has once again called on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to probe his predecessor, Babatunde Fashola.
The party made the comments via a statement released by Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, on Sunday, August 16, 2015.
It reads in part:
“Indeed, several times during his [Fashola] administration, we had shouted that the governor as 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.”
Fashola recently released a statement in response to various allegations against him including rumours that he fathered children out of wedlock and had spent N78 million on a website upgrade.