"Fayose And Mimiko Are Better Than Ambode" – PDP


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The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples
Democratic Party has faulted a poll by
the African Leadership Magazine
which rated Governor Akinwunmi
Ambode as the best performing
governor in the country. The Lagos PDP said the Ekiti State
Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and his
Ondo State counterpart, Dr. Olusegun
Mimiko, had performed better than
Ambode.
The opposition party’s reaction was against the backdrop of the rating
titled, “Good governance poll for
Nigeria’s top performing governors.”
The PDP said the magazine’s poll was
allegedly sponsored by the state
government with the aim of misleading the public.
While analysing the rating, the
Publicity Secretary of the Lagos PDP,
Gani Taofik, in an interview with our
correspondent, on Thursday,
described the rating as laughable. He added that it was far from the
current realities in the state.
“Can Governor Akinwunmi Ambode
walk on the streets and receive the
same kind of support that Governor
Fayose gets in Ekiti? Ambode’s elitist style cannot be compared to that of
Mimiko and Fayose, who are
governors that the common man
recognises and relates easily with.
“Ambode cannot match the popularity
and acceptability that both Mimiko and Fayose command in Ondo and Ekiti
states respectively. Fayose and Mimiko
are far better than Ambode,” Taofik
said.
Reacting to the PDP’s claim on
Thursday, the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in the state,
Joe Igbokwe, however, described the
PDP’s statement as mischievous and
laughable.
Igbokwe said nothing good could
come out of the former ruling party. In a text message sent to our
correspondent, Igbokwe said, “The
Lagos PDP will not acknowledge the
monumental achievements recorded
in the last 14 months by the Ambode
administration, which are being appreciated by all and sundry.
“Nothing good can come from the
Lagos PDP or the national leadership
of the party. They are the same. The
only thing they know how to do is to
scheme to get to power and use their positions to steal everything in sight.
See where they left Nigeria in 16
years.”
Taofik asked the governor and the
magazine to defend the government’s
policies in the housing, agric, transportation sectors, among others.