The Lagos State chapter of the
Peoples Democratic Party has lauded what it termed the outstanding performance
of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
The spokesman for the opposition
PDP chapter, Taofik Gani, said in a statement on Monday, that Ambode had taken
government’s presence to many areas in the state allegedly abandoned for eight
years by his predecessor, Babatunde Fashola.
The PDP advised President Muhammadu
Buhari to be wary of Fashola, who, it said, had a penchant for making unverifiable
claims of achievements.
The opposition party also expressed
reservation over Buhari’s decision to give three ministerial portfolios
relating to engineering to Fashola, who is a lawyer.
The PDP berated Fashola for
celebrating a proposed injection of 30 megawatts into the national grid, when,
according to the PDP, the minister had been provided with resources enough to
inject over 500 megawatts into it.
Gani said instead of celebrating,
Fashola should have been sober for allegedly mismanaging the country’s power
generation from “6000MW when he took over to now less than 2000MW.”
He said, “We sincerely advise
President Buhari to be very wary of the deceptive skills of Fashola who will usually
hype and celebrate even mediocrity.
“Fashola has a penchant for misrepresenting
facts of his achievements in government and would always rationalise obvious
“As governor of Lagos State, he enjoyed
unprecedented revenues and donations, yet he left many services untouched or
unfinished. He, however, deliberately funded his pro-Fashola media and
commentators so much that pseudo and exaggerated achievements were ascribed to
“He employed this model to promote his eight
years government of mediocrity. Fashola ended up making Lagos State the biggest
debtor with local and foreign debts well over N1trn.”