Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been called out by Olajide Adediran, the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party for the coming Lagos state gubernatorial election. The PDP candidate said Sanwo-Olu should resign as a result of the number of building collapses that have happened in the state.
This statement was made just after a seven-story building at Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, collapsed and some lives were lost in the course. He also said that Governor Sanwo-Olu has made too many promises and has not done enough to avoid this mishap that has led to the loss of lives.
In his statement, he said, “It is not enough that the government official assigned to the Ministry concerned, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, resigned. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has failed the entire Lagosians, not only the victims of this current incident and the over 100 people who died in about 47 cases of building collapse between 2019 to date in the state”.
The PDP flag bearer made mention that Sanwo has failed to ensure due diligence and is blaming it on the commissioner by telling him to quit. He talked about the fact that the governor has been insensitive by not showing concern about the loss of lives. He said his lack of concern is revealed in the governor’s presence in a social gathering in the United States.
In response to the words of Jandor , Mr Seye Oladejo the spokesperson for the Lagos state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) said, “The Lagos State government has not hesitated to investigate the cause of such incidents and wield the big stick where necessary. While there may still be a few bad eggs in the sector who continue to circumvent the system, we remain committed to its complete sanitation”.
Mr Seye mentioned that it is not okay for PDP to ride on an incident that is not pleasant to anyone in the name of politics. He said the government has always and will always protect the lives of its citizens. He stated that it was “childish” for Jandor to call the Lagos state governor out asking for his resignation. “The reference to Mr Governor’s trip is puerile and infantile, even with the low standards of the PDP. Deputy Governor Kadri Obafemi Hamzat was at the site. So were other senior officials, who ensured that the search-and-rescue operation went on unhindered.”