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“Ambode is too jittery to fight corruption”- PDP lashes out at Lagos Governor for taking N39bn loan

“Ambode is too jittery to fight corruption”- PDP lashes out at Lagos Governor for taking N39bn loan

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has come under serious fire from the Peoples Democratic Party who have berated his decision to obtain a N39.4bn loan from the World Bank.

The party in a statement released by it’s Lagos State Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, on Sunday, urged Ambode to think twice about his loan deal pending the book check on all previously obtained loans in the state, especially by the last administration of ex-Governor Babatunde Fashola.

“The party’s positions are on the heels of the reports of another World Bank loan and the recent announcement by the governor to scrap the state’s finance and administration department while renaming its administration and human resources department,” the statement said in part.

The PDP noted that “the history of loans in the state is very embarrassing and has plunged the state into local and foreign debts running into a trillion naira.”

“Why indeed will a state still run after a World Bank loan when such state realises an average of N27bn as monthly internally generated revenue? Governor Ambode should have a rethink and be prudent,” it said.

The party also demanded for a detailed and public defence of the loan.

It said, “Again we reiterate that this administration will not be different from the two previous administrations in the areas of amassing unwarranted loans and fighting corruption in the state. Governor Ambode does not have the will and cannot exert his authority to fight corruption in this state; otherwise all a governor should do in Lagos State is to block the leakages and the monthly IGR now standing at N27bn will definitely shove up.

“But alas, this governor is jittery to fight corruption and block the financial leakages because the state’s tax consultant firm, Alpha Beta, is believed to be the company of the governor’s godfather. Until the services and activities of the firm in the state are probed, Lagosians will continue to bear huge figures of loans in spite of huge IGR.”

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