Strange But True: Pdp Hails Ambode, Calls Fashola A Misfit
SAN FRANCISCO, November 01, (THEWILL) – In what will be a first, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has hailed the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for his performance in the state.
In a statement by its spokesman, Taofiq Gani, the party however criticised the former Governor Babatunde Fashola, now Minister of Works, Power and Housing insisting that he remains a misfit as a lawyer to occupy such combined ministries of engineering specialities.
The party advised President Muhammadu Buhari against relying on the unverified claims of achievements of Fashola saying the former governor had the notorious style and practice of promoting mediocrity, propaganda and inappropriate speculation.
“Without adopting the government of Ambode, at least we can now see signs of government presence in some erstwhile abandoned areas under former Governor Babatunde Fashola,” the statement read.
“This patriotic advice is on the heels of the minister celebrating a proposed injection of a mere 30 megawatts of power from the Gurara-hydro power plant, when indeed the minister has collected monumental funding well enough to have injected over 500 megawatts into the National Grid.
“The attempt by Fashola to celebrate a mere 30 megawatts is laughable and infuriating because Fashola should rather admit failure and feel sober having mismanaged the Power Ministry to now cause a drop of supply from over 6,000 megawatts when he took over to now less than 2,000 megawatts.
“We sincerely advise President Buhari to be wary of the deceptive skills of Fashola, who will usually hype and celebrate even mediocrity.
“The minister has a penchant for misrepresenting facts of his achievements in government and would always rationalise obvious inadequacies. As governor, he enjoyed unprecedented revenue and donations, yet left many services untouched or unfinished.
“He however deliberately funded his pro-fashola media and commentators so much that pseudo and exaggerated achievements were ascribed to him. He employed this model to promote his eight years government of mediocrity.
“Fashola ended up making Lagos the biggest debtor with local and foreign debts well over N1 trillion.”
Story by Oputah David