Protesters Storm Lagos Assembly With Placards To Demand Probe Of Ambode (photo)
Protesters under the aegis of Lagos Youth Vanguard (LYV) today stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly to demand the probe of former governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode over alleged corrupt activities.
The protesters, who chanted solidarity songs, were led by the Patron of LYV, Mr. Rasak Olokooba and the President of the Group, Mr. Ibrahim Ekundina.
Some of the placards of the protesters read: “Ambode, submit yourself for probe,” “Ambode must be probed,” “EFCC do your job,” “Ambode is a thief,” “Ambode awarded fake contracts,” and “Ambode, return Lagos money.”
The Lagos Youth Vanguard stated in their leaflet that were distributed to journalists that Ambode “deliberately laid landmine through the obvious improper, inappropriate and insufficient content in his handover note that should serve as a guide to the incoming administration in the tradition of every civilised public officer.”
They accused Ambode of flouting so many government procedures, saying that he refused to abide by the procurement laws.
“We call for his probe and investigation with a view to apportioning penalty and dishing out appropriate penalties.
“We want to assure the good people of Lagos State, including all the people that care about Lagos and the people of Lagos that we will continue to pursue every legitimate means until justice is done,” they said.
Speaking to journalists in an interview, Mr Rasak Olokooba, said that it was good to be fair to every administration.
Olokooba added that they had watched events for 90 days and that there were clear indications that the former governor had been going about to disrupt the activities of the current administration.
“For every government that is going out, you leave a template for the coming government to succeed.
“Ambode handed over a very rickety handing over note that cannot assist the current administration.
“If you go round the state today you will see that there is no governor that would inherit such state and the people of the state would be happy with him, but thank God the goodwill enjoyed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is still intact if not, by now the people of Lagos State would have been complaining bitterly.
“Put all these things together and add it to what the EFCC said recently that they were going to conduct an investigation into the activities of the former governor Akinwunmi Ambode, you would see that we are right,” he said.
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