Monday, May 29, 2023

Lagos belongs to all, not estate of APC, IPAC charges Sanwo-Olu

“He should not see Lagos as an estate of APC but Lagos for all the residents of the state, whatever the tongues and status,” IPAC said.

• May 29, 2023
Sanwo-Olu, IPAC
Sanwo-Olu, IPAC

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to put the interest of Lagosians first as he takes the oath of office and allegiance for his second tenure as governor.

Mr Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, were sworn in for a second term at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.

During an interview, Olusegun Mobolaji, Lagos State IPAC chairman, urged the governor to carry the people along in implementing policies and programmes.

“He should not see Lagos as an estate of APC but Lagos for all the residents of the state, whatever the tongues and status.

“Partisanship has ended with the electioneering. Sanwo-Olu should be a democrat who will protect the interest of all. He needs an all-inclusive government,” Mr Mobolaji said.

He suggested that appointments and positions should not be limited APC members alone.

“Other parties should be informed to get real-time updates and real hand information on happenings in the state. It will help his administration to do better,” he added.

The IPAC chairman said that Mr Sanwo-Olu should remember that the unrestrained activities of some state agencies would have affected his re-election, hence the need to checkmate all excesses.

“We want him to look at road managers called LASTMA (Lagos State Transport Management Authority), Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) and officials of parks and garages management.

“They should not be left alone to operate anyhow. The governor should look into their activities to end the nuisance they are constituting in the state,” he added.

Mr Mobolaji added that the state was generating a lot of revenue that should have made development faster and more rapid than it is.

He said the governor should make people’s taxes work for the residents’ general good.

“Sanwo-Olu should give back to people more. The revenue of the state should show more on the lives of people and the infrastructures provided for them,” he said.


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