PDP Members Backs Governor Sanwo-Olu, Blasts Itse Sagay Over Opposition To Lagos Rail Red Line Project
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos state chapter on Friday said Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) lacks the moral justification to dictate to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on which project to embark on for Lagosians. Sagay had said it makes no sense for Governor Sanwo-Olu to embark on the rail ‘red line’ project when the Blue Line started almost 10 years ago is yet to be completed.
However the PDP, speaking through Taofik Gani, its Publicity Secretary said Sagay should concentrate on his job as PACAC chairman and leave the governor to decide what is best for his people.
According to the birthday celebration, Sagay who had a cordial dating with Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing failed to talk out whilst Fashola, as governor of Lagos state failed to account for monies spent at the project until he completed his tenure as governor.
“Without conserving castle for Governor Sanwo-Olu, the fact of the problem is that Prof. Itse Sagay lacks the ethical justification to return up at his personal will and criticise the authorities. This is the same man or woman who is supposed to be in charge of a radical anti-corruption pressure however he has absolutely deserted that . He best criticises the government while it is manifestly against his interest”.
“We recognize that the Blue rail from the start turned into a complete fraud. It was assignment that become commenced with much less than N6billion and now it's far over N46billion . During Fashola’s generation, the governor couldn’t account for the budget spent on that project, yet Prof. Sagay kept mute due to his near dating with Fashola”.
“There isn't any reason why he'll now come and condemn the real desires of Lagosians within the city. We are speaking of Oyingbo, Alagbado and different places. Look on the wide variety of those who transit in that specific location”.
“We condemn the strive by means of Prof. Sagay to need to be the spokesman for Lagosians on what tasks to they want or do not want. We condemn his hypocritical stand on this issue. He ought to come out and condemn President Buhari and others who have placed us in this mess”.
“We say it loud and absolutely that Prof. Sagay is a beneficiary of the APC and authorities and he can’t be criticising a venture with a view to gain Lagosians. Why will he say Fashola’s initiatives need to be completed? How many initiatives did Fashola himself entire and why couldn’t he account for the ones price range when his successor demanded for it? In a saner clime, Fashola need to be with EFCC now, not as a Minister of the Federal Republic”.
“We however demand that Governor Sanwo-Olu have to go back to make a honest presentation to interested parties. Every kobo should be supervised and accounted for. The tracking group can have CSO. Why need to any government also be frightened of like “Ombudsman” on initiatives performed with Tax and Loans”.[NewsNaira]