The Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos state, has said the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, is not special.
The Lagos PDP is of the belief that Fashola, who was governor of Lagos for 8 years, will fail in his new capacity.
Publicity Secretary of Lagos PDP, Taofik Gani, revealed to Punch on Tuesday, that it’s well known that there was an increase in the number of homeless Lagos residents during Fashola’s tenure.
He accused Fashola of being ‘elitist’, while saying that many slums were demolished while expensive estates were built by the last administration in Lagos state.
Gani was quoted to have said: “Can Fashola point to any low-cost housing scheme he did in his eight years as governor? The houses he built under the Lagos Home Owners Scheme cost about N15m on average.
Can the Eko Atlantic, which cost hundreds of millions of naira to buy, be classified as affordable housing? Can Fashola be compared with former Governor Lateef Jakande who built over 20,000 housing units in four years?
“There is nothing super about Fashola. He was only compensated by President Muhammadu Buhari because Lagos contributed greatly to Buhari’s campaign.”
“Fashola was a governor that relied heavily on propaganda. Most of the projects he did were through Public-Private Partnerships while some came about through the CSR programmes of some companies.
“Projects were done by private investors and concessionaires. So, as far as we are concerned, he never merited the praises showered on him. He ran a government of mediocrity.”