Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) has dared the state chapter of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to probe his administration if they are in doubt of how the state is being run.
This is just as he urged the leadership of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to remain focused on its mandate and not be an ally of witch-hunting.
Fashola yesterday expressed the views in an interview as part of activities marking the Democracy Day celebration in the state with a four-man panel, made up of Editor-in-Chief of Vanguard Newspapers, Mr. Gbenga Adefaye; Daily Editor of The Sun Newspapers, Mr. Steve Nwosu; a human rights lawyer, Mr. Mohammed Fawehinmi and Channels Television presenter, Ms. Maupe Ogun.
Fashola affirmed the right of the opposition to pose questions on issues in a democracy, explaining that the activities of his critics had spurred him to do more and be more effective.
He added that the opposition continued “to do their jobs. The important thing is that they need to investigate us. Our administration is open to investigation. But the EFCC must remain focused on its mandate.
“The EFCC should not be an ally to witch-hunting. I understand by my training that a leader should submit to investigation. I am ready to give account for everything this administration has done from 2007 till date.”