By DAPO AKINREFON
Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe the Governor Babtunde Fashola-led administration over alleged massive corruption.
However, in a swift reaction, Lagos State chapter of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, dismissed the call by PDP, describing it as all noise and no substance.
A statement by the state chairman of PDP, Mr. Tunji Shelle, said: “Recently, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, had disclosed plans by House Committees to begin probe of ministries in the state.
“This move we learnt has been vehemently opposed to by Governor Fashola and the leadership of the ACN.”
Shelle alleged that the state was trying to hide the alleged massive misappropriation of public funds by gagging its officials from speaking to the media, saying “media personnel covering the Government House, including the Deputy Governor’s office, are now forced to swear to an oath of silence.”
It’s all noise— ACN
However, Publicity Secretary of ACN, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, told Vanguard: “If you take the words of Lagos PDP seriously, then nothing is safe.
“If you believe Lagos PDP and their millions of pathological lies, then you can believe anything.
“Lagos PDP thinks that Governor Fashola’s ACN can be compared to their PDP that has frittered away millions of naira in the past 14 years, leaving Nigeria plundered, gang-raped and stripped naked.”