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Politics of Thursday, 8 September 2022


APC, PDP lock horns as call for Sanwo-Olu’s resignation gains momentum

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the call for the resignation of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos state, by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as “childish”.

The Punch reported that the governorship candidate of the PDP, Olajide Adeniran, popularly known as Jandor, has asked the governor to resign over the increased number of collapsed buildings in the state since 2019.

Adeniran’s call followed the collapse of a 7-storey building at Oniru estate in Victoria Island on Sunday, September 4, recording no less than six deaths.

Adeniran, in a statement signed by his media aide, Gbenga Ogunleye, added that Sanwo-Olu had made many promises that he did not fulfil in regard to the disaster and avoidable deaths.

“The governor’s failure to ensure due diligence on the governance process by engagement of competent personnel established his culpability. It is expected that the governor himself should have resigned instead of the arranged scapegoating of asking his commissioner to quit. He has made many unfulfilled promises to prevent these disasters and the attendant avoidable deaths,” Adeniran said.

Reacting to the call, the APC spokesperson in the state, Seye Oladejo, in a statement described the call as “childish”.

“It is unacceptable, devilish and uncivilised for the PDP to celebrate the incident and dance on the grave of the victims in the name of politics,” his statement read in part.

While describing the call by the PDP as childish, the APC assured Lagosians that the governor is committed to the protection of lives and properties while urging the people to follow the law.

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