The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, has faulted Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s claim that it will take N1 trillion to restore all properties and facilities destroyed by angry and oppressed Lagosians, during the violence that took over the State in the past week.
The PDP disagreed with Governor Sanwo-Olu and the All Progressive Congress, APC, in a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani.
Gani accused the Governor Sanwo-Olu-led APC government of “dishonesty and extortionate tendency”.
Gani stated that the act of inflating and over costing governance in the State, has now become spread in the Lagos State Government’s commitment to service delivery.
His words: “Our accusation is coming on the heels of the declaration by the Governor, that the State will need N1 trillion to repair the destruction arising from the #EndSARS attacks.
“The Governor had recently told Governors from the South-West, and Ministers, that the amount is projected for reconstruction purposes.
“The Lagos PDP believes that such a bogus and hasty amount can only be claimed by persons in government who are likely to benefit from such proceeds.
“The party particularly raises the alarm that the money as projected, is targeted at restituting known infrastructure and businesses of APC Leaders, and not honestly for all genuine victims per se.
“The trillion naira is bogus and extortionate. We specifically want to know whether the Lekki toll plaza is involved. This plaza should rather be demolished.
“The people will resist any form of approval for levy, over taxation, or loan to spend the trillion naira. We put the House of Assembly on the alert, to reject any bogus request,” he concluded.