The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhamadu Buhari to beware of the former governor of the state and current minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola. The party said Fashola had a penchant for making unverifiable claims of achievements.
The party however hailed the achievements of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
In a press statement released yesterday, the spokesman for the opposition PDP chapter, Taofik Gani, said Ambode had taken exaggerated achievements government to places that was abandoned by his predecessor, saying Fashola only exaggerated his achievements and didn’t work per say.
The PDP berated Fashola for celebrating a proposed injection of 30 megawatts into the national grid, when, according to the PDP, the minister had been provided with resources enough to inject over 500 megawatts into it.
They also asked why the President will make him a minister on something related to Engineering when he is a lawyer.
Gani said instead of celebrating, Fashola should have been sober for allegedly mismanaging the country’s power generation from “6000MW when he took over to now less than 2000MW.”
“We sincerely advise President Buhari to be very wary of the deceptive skills of Fashola who will usually hype and celebrate even mediocrity.
“Fashola has a penchant for misrepresenting facts of his achievements in government and would always rationalise obvious inadequacies.
“As governor of Lagos State, he enjoyed unprecedented revenues and donations, yet he 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 State the biggest debtor with local and foreign debts well over N1trn.”