- Adedeji Doherty, chairman of the main opposition in Lagos, is accusing Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of working without a template
- Doherty claims that eight months is enough for the governor to show that he is capable of meeting the aspirations of the people
- The party chairman lists areas where he thinks Sanwo-Olu has failed or should focus on
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos has described the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his administration as failing.
The opposition party lamented that close to nine months in government, Sanwo-Olu is not known to have a template for development.
Chairman of the PDP in the state, Adedeji Doherty, said being a responsible party and one that is considerate, his political organisation had held back from assessing the governor since his inauguration.
According to him, the deliberate refusal by his party to speak concerning the administration was to allow the governor to settle and prove to Lagos people that he was capable.
"It takes nine months for a baby in the womb to be born," Doherty said giving indication that the eight months Sanwo-Olu had so far spent in office is long enough for him to add some bits to the development of the state.
Speaking through a statement made available to Legit.ng, Doherty noted that Sanwo-Olu was sold to Lagosians as a highly qualified person to lead Lagos in the right direction.
"It is worthy to say that the situation in Lagos state still falls very short of what we expect from a very wealthy and cosmopolitan state," the PDP chairman lamented.
"I believe we have given the governor a chance to design his own template and execute his own programmes, and as a responsible opposition, Lagos state PDP has given him time to settle down and get his house in order," he added.
He listed areas the governor is not measuring up to include infrastructural development, transport, resettlement and rehabilitation of the destitute as well as shanty town residents, preparedness for epidemics and control programmes.
Others are debt management, health, education, youth empowerment, sports, anti-corruption drive, tourism, affordable housing and social security and pension and multiple taxation slammed on the people by the government.
He urged the governor to focus more attention on abandoned projects dotting the nooks and crannies of the state initiated by his predecessors.
“Lagos is our state and we have no other. With this in mind, we intend to protect and pursue its development jealously," Doherty vowed while advising Sanwo-Olu to always see himself as governor of all, not just of the APC.
Legit.ng reported recently that the Lagos state government commenced the feeding of about 11,836 pupils from 33 schools.
The report said the idea is part of the government's five-day pilot school feeding initiative called ‘Snacks For Thought’.
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