Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), has condemned the ruling party in the country, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), accusing it of being in government only for money and power-sharing. Governor Fashola made the criticism on Sunday at an event marking his 2,000 days in office at the Lagos Television complex in Agidingbi.
According to him, the PDP, Nigeria continues to witness fuel scarcity, epileptic telephone services and deplorable roads. 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 then 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.”
Governor Fashola continues: “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. Generally reacting to criticisms of recent Lagos State policies by the PDP Fashola said, “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.