The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Lagos, has accused Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, of lacking the template to develop the state, eight months into office.
Adedeji Doherty, PDP Chairman in the state, said the party had deliberately held back from assessing the governor since his inauguration.
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According to him, the deliberate refusal by his party to speak about Sanwo-Olu’s administration was to allow the governor prove to Lagosians that he is capable.
“It takes nine months for a baby in the womb to be born,” Doherty said, citing indication that the eight months Sanwo-Olu has spent so far spent in office is long enough to add to the development in the state.
Speaking in a statement, Doherty noted that Sanwo-Olu was sold to the people of the state as a highly qualified person to lead Lagos in the right direction.
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“It is worthy to say that the situation in Lagos state still falls very short of what we expect from a very wealthy and cosmopolitan state.
“I believe we have given the governor a chance to design his own template and execute his own programmes, and as a responsible opposition, Lagos state PDP has given him time to settle down and get his house in order,” he added.
According to him, the governor has failed to measure up in the areas of infrastructural development, transportation, resettlement and rehabilitation of destitute, as well as shanty town residents, preparedness for epidemics and control programmes.
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Doherty listed other areas as: debt management, health, education, youth empowerment, sports, anti-corruption drive, tourism, affordable housing, social security and pension.
He urged the governor to focus more on abandoned projects started by his predecessor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
“Lagos is our state and we have no other. With this in mind, we intend to protect and pursue its development jealously,” he also said.