2019 AFCON: Sanwo-Olu Sponsored APC Members With N470m State Fund - PDP
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu/File Photo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State, has alleged that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu spent $470m to sponsor members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

Concise News reports that the PDP noted this in a statement on Sunday where it called on Lagos State House of Assembly to probe the incident.

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It also accused Sanwo-Olu of being insensitive to the plight of Lagosians and described the development as a show of lackadaisical attitude.

“We expect Mr. Governor to pay visits to the innocent persons who are now victims of obvious government neglect and lackadaisical attitude,” the PDP added.

“The trip to Egypt for AFCON is prodigal, misappropriation and show of insensitivity to Lagosians at this time that the state witnessed disasters which include boat mishap, flooding, building collapses, fuel pipeline explosions which have led to many deaths and loss of property.”

According to the the PDP, “Whilst, we are not condemning the gesture of the governor to go watch AFCON and support the Super Eagles, we are indeed disappointed and shocked that a whopping sum of N470m could be committed to the said trip.

“Whereas the state presently has been left unattended to by the combined neglect of the governor to: constitute the state cabinet and boards; commence repairs of potholes on roads; visit the victims of recent disasters in the hospitals and in fact to undertake their medical bills; visit the sites of such monumental disasters; visit the homes of the dead innocent victims of the disasters to condole and console.

“The gesture by the governor in faraway Egypt is therefore lousy and reflects the governor as disillusioned, misunderstanding the priorities in governance.

“He should return home immediately to do the needful. This state is presently held down by his style of governance.”