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Babatunde Fashola ‘I didn’t sack Ambode,’ Governor says

Fashola stated this in response to allegations made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Ambode had been relieved of his duties following allegations of financial misappropriation.

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and his predecessor, Babatunde Fashola play

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and his predecessor, Babatunde Fashola

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Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has denied reports that he sacked All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, from his position as Accountant-General of the state.

Fashola stated this in response to allegations made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that Ambode had been relieved of his duties following allegations of financial misappropriation.

The governor made the clarification via a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media, Hakeem Bello, on Saturday, April 4.

It reads:

“Governor Fashola has repudiated the insinuation that the APC governorship candidate was dismissed from the state’s civil service, describing it as one of the many lies of the PDP aimed at deceiving voters into voting for them.”

“He explained that Mr. Ambode retired voluntarily from the public service after 27 years of meritorious service to the state, adding that he (governor) wrote him a letter of commendation.”

“The governor noted that the PDP had done nothing in the last 16 years but lie to Nigerians about practically everything, including the state of the economy and the security situation as well as other sensitive issues that affect the lives of the people.”

“Urging the people not to be deceived by such lies, Governor Fashola pointed out that in the last 16 years, the PDP-controlled Federal Government had ignored the state in federal appointments and not only failed to maintain its numerous infrastructure in the state but refused to pay back to the state the money it (Lagos) has spent in maintaining federal assets in the state including roads and bridges, amounting to N51bn.”

PDP candidate, Jimi Agbaje is set to go head-to-head with Ambode in the governorship elections on Saturday, April 11.

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