By Dapo Akinrefon
Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has faulted Tuesdayâ€™s decision by a Lagos High Court restraining the State House of Assembly from going ahead with the investigation of Lagos State government.
Justice Habeeb Abiru of a High Court in Ikorodu had barred the state House of Assembly from probing the Fashola administration.
In a statement, theÂ state publicity secretary of the PDP, Dr. Wale Ahmed, described as unfortunate the decision of the court, adding that it was curious and has sent a fearful signal that the court has allowed itself to be used to work against â€œgood governance and proper functioning of democracyâ€.
According to the party, â€œWe are very surprised by the decision of the Lagos High Court in Ikorodu which restrained the State House of Assembly from preceding its resolution to investigate alleged financial impropriety leveled against the executive and legislative arms of the Lagos State government.
The ruling, a second pronouncement by the court in Ikorodu, is unfortunate as it sends a fearful and dangerious signal to the fact that the court is being used on technical grounds to undermine good governance and proper process of democracy.â€ The party, however, said that the outcome of the ruling is â€œa huge challenge to all of us in Lagos State but we must all stand up and be counted at this trying period of questionable decisions bordering on corruption and abuse of court process which clearly have far-reaching implications for good leadership, welfare of the people and survival of our democracy.â€