Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola has hit out at Mr. Jimi Agbaje following the state People Democratic Party’s governorship candidate’s condemnation of his administration.
Fashola who spoke at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign held in Oworoshoki area of the state, said Mr. Agbaje was stark and bereft of workings of government, and therefore, lacked the mental capacity to assess his administration.
He however, rated his party, All Progressive Congress candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode high having worked with him for six years.
Fashola condemned the indiscriminate pasting of campaign posters of President Goodluck Jonathan in the state without making payments to local governments and relevant agencies in charge of advertising, describing it as an act of impunity.
He said, “On my way to the office this morning, I saw the desperation of the president and his party. On the Third Mainland Bridge today, the president’s posters have flooded it. In the constitution, the local government has the responsibility for adverts. That is one of their sources of generating revenue. They will claim that the road belongs to the federal government. That is not the point, if you build the highway way, advertising on it belongs to the local government anywhere in Nigeria.”
The APC candidate, Mr. Ambode at the rally lauded Gov. Fashola and promised to improve on the latter’s good works if elected.
Ambode described PDP as a party that has nothing to offer, “don’t let them deceive you because they don’t have anything to offer,“ he said.
He decried the reduction in petroleum price announced by the Federal Government, saying it was belated and could not address the economic challenges of the nation.
Ambode challenged the Federal Government to release the outcome of the audit of the oil subsidy scam and also account for the missing $20m from the petroleum subsidy fund, adding that PDP must be voted out of power in the general elections.
“They said they have reduced the pump price of petrol. What is N10 to you? Is that what you want? Let us ask them, what about the $20m missing oil money? What about the oil subsidy scam? They should release the result of the audit of the oil subsidy scam. With that, we will be able to use the money to construct roads, build hospitals and make lives more comfortable for you,” Ambode said.
Present at the rally were the first lady, Dame Abimbola Fashola, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, APC Vice Chairman Lagos central, Fouad Oki and Commissioner for Information, Lateef Ibirogba, among others.