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PDP Misinformed On Ambode’s Assets Declaration – Lagos APC

Posted: Jun 15, 2015 at 7:48 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not well-informed on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s declaration of assets.

According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, the Lagos State chapter of the PDP had on Sunday called on Ambode to publicly declare his assets before June 29 or be regarded as a “pretender governor.”

In reaction, the publicity secretary of the APC, Joe Igbokwe, in a statement issued in Lagos, described the demands of PDP as “uncoordinated thought.”

The APC said that the PDP ought to be aware of the constitutional provisions regarding assets declaration before making such demands.

“PDP Lagos continues to make us believe it exists in Lagos, where it has been dealt serious electoral blows year in year out.

“This can only be the fruits of uncoordinated thoughts or a way of expressing their electoral frustration.

“It is not surprising that Lagos PDP is coming out the way they did after the thorough APC victory in both Lagos and the centre, as well as majority of states in Nigeria.

“The constitutional provision on assets declaration and the fact is that, as incoming governor, the governor declared his assets with the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), in keeping with the constitutional requirements for his office.

“It is certain that Lagos PDP is unaware of what the law says on assets declaration, which states that on assumption of office and exit from office, the governor or any other political office holder is bound by law to declare his assets to the CCB at both points.

”It is the duty of CCB to verify your claims at the point of exit of office against what you declared at the point of entry,’’ the statement said.

According to the APC, Ambode has turned to the demanding task of governing Lagos.

“We would wish to inform Lagos PDP that Governor Ambode is full of energy, full of ideas, robust, capable and totally committed to dealing with the complex problems of a mega city like Lagos for which he was elected,” APC said.