Thousands Of Angry Yoruba Youths Loyal To Tinubu, Declare That Ambode Is A Thief, Shut Down Lagos

By Post-Nigeria: September 24, 2019 17:39

Thousands Of Angry Yoruba Youths Loyal To Tinubu, Declare That Ambode Is A Thief, Shut Down Lagos

Protesters under the aegis of Lagos Youth Vanguard, LYV, have on Tuesday, stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly, to demand the probe of former Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, over alleged corrupt activities.
The protesters who chanted solidarity songs, were led by the Patron of the 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 leaflets 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.
He was accused of wrong priority in policies and programmes, and abandoning the track that can bring about development in the State.
“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 disclosed that it is good to be fair to every administration.
Olokooba added that they have watched events for 90 days, and that there are clear indications that the former Governor has 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.
The Activist insisted that anybody could be investigated anytime, but that they are shocked by what happened at the residence of former Governor Ambode, in Epe, when the Operatives of the EFCC wanted to search his residence.

He described what happened there as very ungentlemanly, adding that this is not how statesmen behave and that statesmen respect institutions and apparatuses of the government.
“Also, the Parliament has promised us that they were going to look into the activities of the last administration, but we have not heard anything from them.
“I am a taxpayer, I pay education tax, I pay the salaries of the Governor from my tax, and I must be concerned about how the money is being spent, likewise other Nigerians.
“The former Governor must be accountable for how he ran the affairs of the State in the last four years. We want him to clear his name. Gone are the days when people just hear of probe, and you do not take it up”, he said
Olokooba maintained that they are taking the matter up, because the EFCC and the Parliament have spoken about it.

He stressed that the rest of the world is watching Nigeria, which he said must work, as it represents 2.5 percent of the population of the world.
“We are the most populous black nation in the world, and after Cairo, it is Lagos among the most cosmopolitan cities in Africa.
“We do not want anybody to mismanage Lagos. We want this to be a deterrent to others, such as Local Governments Chairmen, Senators, and others in public offices, who might want to do what the last administration did.
“Look at the state of Lagos, people were complaining bitterly over the litters of refuse in the State, though they are disappearing now. Look at Badagry Road, you would agree with me that you are also part of what we are doing today as Journalists”, he said.