Ambode Lagos PDP asks governor to declare assets publicly

The PDP also urged Ambode to make public the contents of the handover notes given to him by predecessor, Babatunde Fashola.

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The Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to declare his assets publicly.

The PDP also urged Ambode to make public the contents of the handover notes given to him by predecessor, Babatunde Fashola.

The party made the call on Sunday, June 14, 2015, via a statement released by its Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani.

It reads:

 “The governor is also tasked to make public in the media, the details of the handover notes and assets of the past governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola.”

“The deliberate neglect will however compel us and other well-meaning Lagosians to explore the relevance of the Freedom of Information Act on the matter.”

“The PDP posits that the necessity for the present governor of Lagos State to make public his present assets is more ignited by the huge foreign and local debts of nearly a trillion naira now left behind by the past governor who yet has been linked to many personal bank accounts and property within and outside the country.”

“Mr. Ambode is under compelling moral duty to tell Lagosians what he presently has as assets. This is a spice to the requirement of asset declaration before the Code of Conduct Bureau. He must also not conceal the assets declaration of his predecessor.”

“If he fails to meet up, we will join hands with other well-meaning Lagosians to confer the title of “Pretender Governor” on him throughout his tenure. This new dimension to demand for asset declaration is provoked by the fact of sudden stupendous wealth the two last governors of the state have been linked to within and outside the country, even in the face of underperformance and huge debts now left behind by especially the past governor.”

The Lagos PDP gave Ambode till June 29 to declare his assets publicly.

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