The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has ridiculed the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), accusing it of being in government only for money and power-sharing.
He said under the PDP, the country continues to witness fuel scarcity, epileptic telephone services and deplorable roads.
The governor made the criticism on Sunday at an event marking his 2,000 days in office at the Lagos Television complex in Agidingbi.
Fashola was reacting to statements credited to the state chapter of PDP that the present administration’s100-day briefing events “are a frivolity and a waste of time and money.”
Fashola replied the statement by asking the PDP Lagos State Chapter “to remind its national secretariat that Lagos people are queuing to buy fuel; that we cannot complete telephone conversations anymore and that Apapa-Oshodi road requires urgent attention.
“It might be interested to know that their party at the national level has started a very unimaginative and poor imitation of our accounting process by embarking on what they call a good governance road show.
“Please keep an eye out for them because they may soon come and tell you what good governance is, as if you do not know. But please remember to thank them for maintaining the 3rd Mainland Bridge,” he said.
On accusation that the Lagos Road Traffic Law has become a means of revenue generation, Fashola said the law “has reduced between July and September by 24.2 percent contrary to the rooftop shout by our imaginative political opponents.”
“The criticism does not really surprise me. All they think about is money sharing and power sharing. They have almost shared us out of existence.”
“For us, no amount of money can be a substitute for the lives of citizens we are entrusted to serve or indeed for their safety,” the governor said