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Fashola’s 89% budget performance bogus – PDP

By on February 18, 2013

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the claims by the Babatunde Fashola-led Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) government that it achieved 89 per cent budget performance in 2012 as bogus and unfounded.

The party described the claims as “deceitful, fraudulent and deliberately meant to fake performance.”

The PDP said this in reaction to the ongoing project tour of the governor aimed at justifying the 89 per cent performance of the 2012 budget claims, asserting that the tour is a charade while the budget success claim only exposes the desperation of the ACN government to force mediocrity into governance in Lagos.

The party in a statement by its publicity secretary, Taofeek Gani, said: “We are indeed not comfortable with the ACN running a propagandist government in Lagos, especially as Lagos is fast moving away from the ‘Centre of Excellence’ toga to becoming ‘Centre of Mediocrity’. Imagine the ongoing charade being referred to as project tour and the claim that this administration attained 89 per cent budget success in 2012.”

The party said that it was particularly surprised that Governor Fashola can boldly lay claim to such bogus success when his government has continuously plunged the state into local and foreign debts of well over N900 billion, despite that the state now realises over N40 billion naira monthly as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and has collected over N16 trillion from the Federal Government since 1999.

The PDP said that budget performance under former Governor Bola Tinubu and Fashola has never exceeded 45 per cent.


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