The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has scored the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, 35 per cent for his eight-year performance.
The Lagos PDP, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Taofik Gani, also berated Fashola’s successor, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, for his performance in the last 120 days, adding that like Fashola, Ambode’s government was based on propaganda.
The party said Fashola was the most fortunate governor in Nigeria because he ruled the richest state in Nigeria but squandered the opportunity of transforming Lagos.
The PDP argued that Fashola did not construct low-cost housing for the poor, adding that his achievements in relation to the Internally Generated Revenue of the state were miles apart.
The statement read, “It is true that former Governor Fashola deceived the world on his governance of Lagos State by using the power of propaganda. Fashola cannot score above 35 per cent mark under an objective and factual rating of his administration, particularly considering the monumental IGR and federal allocations that were at his disposal.
“Yet he went borrowing and consequently plunged the state into local and foreign debts of nearly a trillion naira while leaving all his bogus projects as uncompleted or beyond the reach of the ordinary Lagosian. Fashola rather adopted corporate and private investors’ projects and interventions to flaunt as his achievements in the areas of security, education, market and road constructions, to mention a few.
“Fashola did not leave behind any legacy of low-cost housing, qualitative education, youth empowerment, well paid civil servants, affordable health care service, to mention a few.”
The party urged Ambode to be weary of groups and individuals who now assume sycophantic roles in his administration.
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