The Lagos State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, of sponsoring the ongoing All Progressives Congress, APC membership registration from the State Treasury, while at the same time crippling governance in order to participate and monitor the said registration exercise.
In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Lagos State, Mr. Taofik Gani, the party also berates what it termed mismanagement of funds and maladministration by some of the 57 Council Chairmen whom they alleged have replicated same act in their various Council Areas.
“We can now confirm that the ongoing APC membership registration, especially in Lagos State, is enjoying the sponsorship of Governor Fashola. The Governor has also condoned the decision of the 57 Council chairmen to divert their council funds into the clearly party exercise.
“They have spent at least 7billion Naira paying for the registration materials, staff, massive promo adverts at all levels, and inducing persons to register. This amount could have been better utilised to improve the lives of Lagosians”, the statement read.
Consequently, the Lagos PDP has hinted that it may invite the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe the allegations.
“This party, APC, has no membership yet and cannot claim any financial membership as well. Who, then is bankrolling their ongoing membership registration process? Governor Fashola must give us answer to this question.
“Lagosians demand to know. We have stronger, direct and circumstantial evidence for the EFCC to proof that the ongoing APC membership registration is being sponsored from the Lagos State treasury”, it concluded. by: Channels Television.
Source: Radio Biafra.