The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, on Monday criticized Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s alleged claim that it will take N1trn to restore all properties, facilities and businesses destroyed by hoodlums during the violence that followed the #EndSARS protest in the state.
In a statement by it’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Taofik Gani, the PDP totally disagreed with Sanwo-Olu and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Gani accused the Sanwo-Olu-led APC government of ‘’dishonesty and extortionate tendency’’.
According to the party leader, the act of costing and inflating governance in the state has now become a norm in government’s commitment to service delivery.
‘’Our accusation is coming on the heels of the declaration by the state governor that the state will need N1 trillion to repair the destruction arising from the #EndSARS attacks.
‘’The Lagos PDP believes that such a bogus and hasty amount can only be claimed by persons in government who are likely to benefit from such proceeds.
‘’The trillion naira is bogus and extortionate. We want to know whether the Lekki toll plaza is involved. This plaza should rather be demolished’’.
Recall that the #EndSARS protest in Lagos took a violent turn on October 20 when military officials allegedly shot protesters who defied the curfew at Lekki Toll Gate.
The development sparked violence which culminated to widespread looting and destruction of government and private properties by suspected hoodlums.