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Groups At Daggers Drawn  Over Fashola’s N78 Million Website

By Ayo Balogun – The umbrella body of self determination groups in the South West part of Nigeria, Coalition of Oodua Self Determination Groups (COSEG) has condemned the petition and attack on the former governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Raji Fashola by the Coalition Against Corruption, CACOL..

COSEG described the petition and continued attack against Fashola as lacking in merit and a mischievous attempt by the group in concert with the PDP to discredit the landmark achievements of the former governor.

In a press release signed by the COSEG chairman and secretary, Comrades Ifedayo Ogunlana and Rasaq Olokoba respectively, the body stated that CACOL and the PDP are working together attempting to rubbish the achievement of Governor Fashola which the group stated as impossible stressing that his good deed while in office will outlive this generation.

According to COSEG, “The continued attack on the person and government of Babatunde Fashola by CACOL is a mischievous one. From our findings so far, we have found out that the former governor is not corrupt but a man of high integrity, it’s disheartening to read a disgusting petition from CACOL against a man who worked tirelessly to move Lagos state forward in facets as corrupt”

The group, however, warned CACOL to desist from its anti-Fashola stand by allowing posterity and the good people of Lagos to judge him as he served them meritoriously and not agents of opposition party.

“We wish to warn CACOL to halt this hatred for a man of impeccable character and discipline who deserves commendation and encouragement so as to do more if opportunity beckons in future. The group should henceforth desist from acting the PDP scripts as all signs point to the fact that there is an understanding between CACOL and PDP agents”, COSEG warned.

COSEG however urged the EFCC to “disregard the jaundiced and highly sponsored petition as its main objective is to mar Fashola’s good name and integrity”.

It could be recalled that he CACOL, a coalition of anti-corruption organizations in Nigeria, has petitioned EFCC over the “questionable expenditures” of the administration of Babatunde Fashola, the immediate past governor of Lagos State.

In a petition dated August 10 and addressed to the EFCC Chairman, the group called for the probe of the controversial N78 million spent on the personal website of Mr. Fashola


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