The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the performance of Governor Akinwumi Ambode in the first 100 days as dismal and projected to continue with unclear policies.
According to the PDP in a statement signed by its state publicity secretary, Taofik Gani, “there is no doubt that Governor Ambode is overwhelmed by the rot he discovered and inherited in the state. Rather than expose this and apologise to Lagosians, he has chosen to be deliberately indifferent in order to shield the APC as a failed party in the state, thus putting the interest of his party above the general interest of the Lagos electorate.”
Assessing Governor Ambode’s 100 days in office, the PDP said its delayed assessment was deliberate to gauge the public opinion on the governor. It said “the public opinion on the 100 days has been declared as abysmal by majority of speakers.”
The PDP however said it observed that Governor Ambode attempted to take bold steps to fault some policies of his predecessor, “but that has further complicated such policies by not proffering clear alternatives to the criticised policies.
“The examples of lack of cabinet; internally generated revenue and introduction of Treasury Single Account; LASTMA operations; the LASU crisis; delay in local government elections; uncleared salaries and wages for civil servants; human rights abuses; etc continue to linger even when they can be resolved within 100 days.
“For the sake of clarity, it is our opinion that the actual revenue generated by the state can never be known as long as the process continues to be in the hands of private tax firms instead of absolute control of government.
“Indeed the participation of Alpha Beta Tax firm in the collection of revenue for the state ought to be reviewed. The firm has become the state’s finance department. This is maladministration and Governor Ambode should stop the Alpha Beta Services in order to achieve the TSA policy.
“Similarly, the governor ought to have resolved the lingering crisis in LASU within 100 days. The glory of the state’s only university has been destroyed in the last five years and the university has become more of a theatre of shame to the state.
“What about the delay in the conduct of local government elections? This is a gross misconduct and violation of the constitution for the governor and House of Assembly not to have put in place logistics for conduct of polls into the councils within 100 days. The law requires just 60 days as notice for polls,” the PDP said.

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