The Peoples Democratic Party, Lagos State chapter,in a statement on Sunday, berated Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu of Lagos State for purchasing a N187 million Armoured Range-Rover Sentinel SUV as an official car .
The party through the state’s Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, also berated the governor for not publicly declaring his assets.
According to the PDP, for the governor to have bought a N187 million official vehicle “is prodigal, insensitive and not humble beginning at all, especially at this period that the residents need the abandoned projects completed and the provision of improved welfare services”
PDP also added that :
“It is only when and if Mr. Sanwo-Olu manifests such selfless and austere gestures as a lifestyle that Lagosians can take him serious and sympathize with him as he claims to be losing weight, otherwise Mr. Sanwo-olu is advised to as a matter of emergency consult his medical doctor to diagnose real reasons for him losing weight”
“If Mr. Sanwoolu does not on his own make public, information of his declared Assets for Lagosians to know and verify within Seven days, the party shall compel him to be morally responsive to Lagosians by adopting the Freedom of Information, FOI Act to get said information.”
In a swift reaction, the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, denied the claim and described PDP’s statement as people exhibiting signs of long term depression .
“For the avoidance of doubt, His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu did not buy a N187million SUV as his official vehicle. In fact, the Governor has not procured any vehicle for official use. The vehicle the Governor uses, if that’s what the PDP is referring to was purchased almost a year ago and it certainly is not at the cost of N187millon as alleged”
“The PDP needs to cross-check its fact very well before coming out with fallacious claims next time”
Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the governor also added:
“On the issue of assets declaration, this shows clearly that the party and its members are delusional. Although while it’s not legally mandatory for Governor Sanwo-Olu to make his Assets Declaration public, he is certainly not perturbed about the request. The PDP should know by now that it’s a choice”
“Therefore the PDP should keep its unsolicited advice and concentrate on putting its already collapsed house in order if it hopes to be relevant in the political firmament of Lagos State now or in the future.”