The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos has accused the All Progressives Congress-led state government of allegedly spending N3.2bn to improve the appearance of the state in anticipation of the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The PDP slammed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for embarking on a hasty beautification of Lagos, particularly by placing flags and pictures around the areas marked for the passage of the President.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by the spokesperson for the PDP in the state, Gani Taofik, the party described the preparations for the aborted visit of the President as a fraud.
The party stated, “The purported preparations for the aborted visit of President Buhari to Lagos State was a fraud and another confirmation that the APC is too haphazard in governance, hence the disconnection between the state governor and the Presidency. This made the state not to know that the President had changed his mind on visiting the state.
“Governor Ambode must be accountable for the over N3.2bn claimed to have been expended on the botched visit of the President.
In the opinion of the PDP, inviting the President to inaugurate ordinary rehabilitation of roads, which are not even more than seven in a state with 245 wards, is a clear mismanagement of public funds, misplacement of priority and evidence of the APC propagandists’ style. Governor Ambode must, therefore, refund what was purportedly spent.”