The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Gov. Babatunde Raji Fashola for sacking Akinwunmi Ambode over financial impropriety.
Fashola denied the allegation saying PDP are just desperate to win the governorship election in Lagos State.
Fashola released a statement through his Special Adviser, Mr. Hakeem Bello,
“Governor Fashola has repudiated the insinuation that the APC governorship candidate was dismissed from the state’s civil service, describing it as one of the many lies of the PDP aimed at deceiving voters into voting for them.
“He explained that Mr. Ambode retired voluntarily from the public service after 27 years of meritorious service to the state, adding that he (governor) wrote him a letter of commendation.”
BRF urged Lagosians to vote for APC on Saturday because the PDP led government has done nothing to merit their votes.”
Fashola said Federal Government still owed Lagos about N51bn.
“The governor noted that the PDP had done nothing in the last 16 years but lie to Nigerians about practically everything, including the state of the economy and the security situation as well as other sensitive issues that affect the lives of the people.
“Urging the people not to be deceived by such lies, Governor Fashola pointed out that in the last 16 years, the PDP-controlled Federal Government had ignored the state in federal appointments and not only failed to maintain its numerous infrastructure in the state but refused to pay back to the state the money it (Lagos) has spent in maintaining federal assets in the state including roads and bridges, amounting to N51bn.”
Fashola said PDP governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje was misleading civil servants on the issue of leave allowance and minimum wage.
BRF said the issue of minimum wage was settled on February 7, 2011, when the state government signed an agreement with the 14 approved labour unions in the state civil service to pay N18, 780 to the lowest paid of its workers.
He also said his administration was not only the first to implement the minimum wage structure but also added to the N18,000 minimum wage across board, a gesture for which public servants commended the administration.