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Afenifere Declares APC A Failure In Lagos
Spokesman of Afenifere, a socio-cultural organization for the Yoruba people, Yinka Odumakin has described the 15 years of democratic rule by the All progressive congress, APC, in Lagos State as a failure in spite of the huge financial resources at its disposal.
It alleged that the state hasd been privatised to serve a few individuals and their cronies.
According to Odumakin, who is also a delegate at the ongoing National Conference, the only notable achievement of the Lagos State government, is the constructed on roads, which he also noted were already in bad conditions.
Speaking at the 2014 Democracy Day colloquium organised by the Lagos chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Odumakin noted that the APC-run government in the last 15 years had spent over N4 trillion with no justifiable infrastructural development in the state.
He said the former Lagos state governor, Lateef Jakande remains a reference point in governance in the state as his administration evenly distributed wealth and development unlike now where, according to him, only the elites gets the larger chunk of infrastructural development and government attentions.
“Between the tenure of Tinubu and Fashola, Lagos government has spent close to N4tn in the last 15 years. Are there enough justification for that amount of money? As far as I’m concerned the last governor of Lagos State was Alhaji Lateef Jakande, who 31 years after, still remains the reference of governance in Lagos State,” he sated.
Speaking further, he said that Lagosians cannot get potable water to drink in spite of the heavy investments by the World Bank in respect to provision of potable water.
Odumakin concluded that the 15 year old APC government in Lagos has been an exclusive preserve of those in government, cronies and hangers on.