The Lagos Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party of engaging in “heartless, irresponsible, mindless, and insensitive politics with human lives over the sad September 4 building collapse.”
In a statement released by its publicity secretary, Seye Oladejo on Wednesday, the ruling party said that the Lagos State administration has not shied away from looking into the circumstances behind such instances and using the big stick when appropriate.
While expressing sympathy for the incident’s victims, the ruling party in the state, asserted that it possesses the political will necessary to act decisively in accordance with the law.
He said: “While there may still be a few bad eggs in the sector who continue to circumvent the system , we remain committed to its complete sanitation.
“It is unacceptable, devilish and uncivilized for the PDP to celebrate the incident and dance on the grave of the victims in the name of politics.
“Lagos State Government remains resolutely committed to the protection of lives and property of all Lagosians.
“We will continue to do our utmost as the regulatory body for all manner of construction while we all as citizens also have a duty to comply with all rules and regulations.
“The childish call for the resignation of the governor is, to put it mildly, in bad taste . It reflects the palpable fear of the opposition of the imminent characteristic defeat during the coming elections.
“While no society anywhere in the world is immuned to disasters, the ultimate remains the response of the leadership. The response of the state government to emergencies has attracted applause from discerning Lagosians, who are convinced that the government remains committed to all that will make life more meaningful and abundant for its citizens.
“The reference to Mr Governor’s trip is puerile and infantile, even with the low standards of PDP. Deputy Governor Kadri Obafemi Hamzat was at the site. So were other senior officials, who ensured that the search-and-rescue operation went on unhindered.