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The
former Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday has refuted
claims coming from various quarters stating that N9.9 billion  discovered in three accounts by the Economic
and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) was linked to him
Ambode,
in a statement obtained from a verified facebook account of his media aide,
Habib Aruna clears the air over allegations that it had frozen some accounts
containing about N9.9 billion linked to the former Governor


He
stated that he was joyful for the opportunity to have served Lagos State
diligently, stressing that he served the state with utmost dedication and
integrity.
The former governor said while he did not intend to join issues with the
anti-corruption agency at this time especially as there has been no
communication between him and the Commission on the issue, it was pertinent to
clarify what he believed was a misleading import of the press statement, which
was released last Tuesday.
According
to him, the accounts in question that were frozen by the Federal High Court
belong to the Lagos State Government and not him or any individual.
“Those
accounts were opened in the course of normal operations by the Lagos State
Government for its administrative purposes and not for the former Governor’s
personal transactions as was being wrongly insinuated and have been operated to
ensure smooth operations of government activities by previous and present
administrations. The former governor was not and will never be involved in any
unauthorised use of government property and resources.
“We
strongly believe that after four demanding years as chief executive of Lagos
State, Ambode is entitled to some deserved rest with his family and loved ones
without the unwarranted attacks on his well-earned reputation,” the statement
added.
Ambode
noted that at this critical time in our polity, all hands must be on deck to
support “our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) both at the state
and national levels in order to continue to deliver the dividends of democracy
to Lagosians and Nigerians respectively.”
He
re-assured Nigerians that he remains committed to the ideals of President
Muhammadu Buhari and the founding fathers of the party for the attainment of
the next level for Nigeria.
He
also extended warm Sallah greetings to President Buhari and his deputy, Prof.
Yemi Osinbajo; National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the entire leadership of the party as well as every Lagosians.
The
former governor prayed that the lessons of Sallah would serve as a catalyst for
the much-needed bond and spirit of brotherliness among all and sundry in our
great country
.

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