The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has counselled the newly inaugurated governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu against not victimise his predecessor, former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
The opposition party, also contended that the new governor would be undoing himself if decides to pursue vendatta against the former governor and not focus on surpassing Ambode’s achievements.
The PDP gave the warning in Lagos on Wednesday in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Toafeek Ganiyu.
“The Lagos State chapter of the PDP has counselled the new Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to adopt positivism and eschew any iota of vendetta pursuit if he must succeed as a governor.
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“The undoing of Mr Sanwo-Olu will be for him to attempt unnecessarily going after his immediate predecessor and or opposition interests, rather than concentrating on his programmes to better the living conditions of Lagosians”, the party said.
According to the PDP, Ambode remained the best governor Lagos State ever had since 1999, adding that he would be remembered for good.
The party further called on Sanwo-Olu not to appoint quacks into his cabinet but professionals.
“The Lagos State PDP attests to the unparalleled achievements of former Governor Ambode in developing the state, especially compared to the performances of former governors Bola Tinubu and Babatunde Fashola.
“The PDP thus counsels Sanwo-Olu to rather look into how to surpass Ambode’s legacies instead of attempt to victimise any perceived opponents before and after his emergence. The PDP thus further posits that in the interest of worthy services to Lagosians, Mr Sanwo-Olu should make up a cabinet of competent hands and not mediocre persons in the name of partisanship”, it added.
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