Declare Your Assets Or Remain A Pretender, PDP Tells AmbodeFeatured, Latest News, News From The State Sunday, June 14th, 2015
The Lagos State Chapter of PDP has given the new state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, till 29 June, 2015 to personally make public in the media, his Asset as at when sworn in as the present governor of the State.
The Governor is also tasked to make public in the media, the details of the handover notes and Assets of the immediate past Governor, Raji Fashola.
According to the PDP, in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Taofiq Gani PDP, “if the governor fails to take up this moral challenge, he will thereafter be labelled ‘Governor Pretender’ throughout his tenure. The deliberate neglect will however compel us and other well meaning Lagosians to explore the relevance of the FOI Act on the matter.”
The PDP posits that the necessity for the present governor of Lagos State to make public his present assets is more ignited by the huge foreign and local debts of near a trillion Naira, now left behind by the immediate past governor who yet has been linked to many personal Bank accounts and property within and outside the country.
“Mr Ambode is under compelling moral duty to tell Lagosians what he presently has as Assets. This is a spice to the requirement of Asset declaration before the code of conduct bureau. He must also not conceal the Assets declaration of his predecessor.
“All these facts should be laid bare in the public for the governor to gain the respect and confidence of Lagosians as a genuine servant and not a pretender servant.
“The 14 days ultimatum is to allow the governor voluntarily take up this challenge. If he fails to meet up, we will join hands with other well-meaning Lagosians to confer the title of ‘Pretender Governor’ on him throughout his Tenure”
Reiterating her stance, the PDP explains that “this new dimension to demand Governor’s Asset declaration is provoked by the fact of sudden stupendous wealth the two last governors of the state have been linked to within and outside the country, even in the face of under-performance and huge debts now left behind by especially the immediate past governor, Raji Fashola”
The party has asked every true democrat and lover of the state to participate in this demand for the governor to declare his Asset and also make public the post service Assets declared by the immediate past governor.
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