The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has decried the action of Lagos state governor, Akinwumi Ambode for closing down economic hub of the country ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit.
The party described as pathetic and sign of desperation to promote a party (APC) that has lost all of its goodwill.
President Buhari will today (Thursday) visit Lagos state on a two-day visit, where he will commission projects’ executed by the state government and also attend the 66th birthday colloquium of a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Reacting to the Ambode’s move to shut down the, ADP, through its spokesman in Lagos state, Prince Adelaja Adeoye, slammed the governor and the APC for inflicting pain on the Nigerian masses through ‘unlawful’ restriction of movement
It recalled that this same APC-led government in Lagos vilified former President Goodluck Jonathan for doing same during the last dispensation.”
Adeoye argued that it’s preposterous to shut down economic activities in the state because of a presidential visit that will not add value to the lives of residents.
He insisted that Lagos should be a shinning light for all others in terms of leadership and infrastructural development and not this joke commissioning of bus stops.
Adeoye further took a swipe at Ambode for inviting the president to the state to commission a newly built bus park, saying “it is rather low on the part of Governor Ambode to invite the President to commission a ‘mere bus park’ and that declaring a public holiday for such is rather wasteful and unnecessary.”
While downplaying the purpose of Buhari visit to Lagos state, ADP said the visit would have bear honour if the president had not stopped the METRO RAIL system conceived by the former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande when he brutally seized power via a military coup.
The party, however, promised citizens of better deal if it formed government in Lagos state in 2019, adding that it would invite president to visit the state to commission laudable projects that will have a direct impact on the lives of Lagosians.