The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has berated the Peoples Democratic Party for asking Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to probe his successor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN).
The APC, in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, on Tuesday, said the people of Lagos would not take the PDP seriously if it continues to make baseless and unrealistic accusations.
The APC said it was not a surprise that the Lagos PDP has continued to demonstrate traits that show it as a “jesting group which has no meaningful thing to contribute to the growth and progress of Lagos.”
The statement read, “As laughable and childish as the PDP’s latest rant is, we dare say that we are not in the culture of dignifying confused thoughts of a cabal that has yet to play down their continued horrible fate in the hands of Lagosians.
“With the historic defeat of the PDP at the centre where they ran Nigeria to total bankruptcy and near collapse even with very bounteous oil earnings, it is not difficult to locate why Lagos PDP is hit by a gale of total confusion that finds expression in the inchoate and disoriented ranting it spews out these days as press statements.”
The ruling party said that its achievements in Lagos in the last 16 years were visible to even the blind.
It said it was hypocritical of the Lagos PDP to criticise Fashola for doing well but continued to praise the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan who emptied the nation’s treasury.
The APC said the Lagos PDP was only crying because it had lost its source of funding which was the Jonathan-led administration.
It said, “Let us recall the sordid events of the last electioneering period when out of desperation, the PDP practically relocated to Lagos, where former President Jonathan unleashed billions of illicit dollars and pound sterling to buy Lagosians.
“He procured hoodlums and touts of all shades and mobilised them to lay siege to Lagos. He commissioned a very dangerous hate politics aimed at greatly dividing Lagosians along tribal lines, commissioned a band of religious merchants to sell the rotten PDP message but these not only failed him and the PDP woefully in Lagos, it also failed to prevent the huge defeat he and the PDP suffered in the general election.”