It was gathered that the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has admonished the newly sworn in Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, to govern the state with the fear of God. This is just as the party described the former Governor Babatunde Fashola’s tenure as a failed period of governance full of propaganda “which can at best score 40 per cent mark.”
In a statement by the state publicity secretary, Mr Taofik Gani, the party said: “While we hope the best for Lagos State, it is our objective projection that Mr. Ambode may not depart from the propagandists government now institutionalised in the state by Fashola.”
The party admonished Ambode to “get close to God and jettison godfatherism in order to make any appreciable success. By upholding this tenet, Mr Ambode will implement policies for the people and not continue in the manner that the state economy is in the hands of a godfather.”
The party noted that “with a monthly Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, of at least N27 billion, no governor should fail in Lagos State, but alas former governor Fashola left office leaving Lagos State with the highest local and international debt profile in the federation.
“No matter how former governor Fashola would launder his tenure, the realities are that after his eight years in office, he left many hopes dashed with many projects and policies left abandoned or not near completion.”