Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has been charged to publicly declare his assets on or before June 29.
In a statement issued yesterday by the Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Taofik Gani, Ambode should personally make his assets public in the media as at when sworn in as the present governor of the state.
According to the statement, “The governor is also asked to make public in the media, the details of the handover notes and assets of the former governor, Mr. Babatinde 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 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 under-performance and huge debts now left behind by especially the immediate past governor.”

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