Stop The Blame Game – PDP Tells Ambode Over Tanker Accident

Stop The Blame Game – PDP Tells Ambode Over Tanker Accident

By Sheryl Sanni | Staff Reporter on June 9, 2015
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FILE: Akinwunmi Ambode at the occasion of his declaration as All Progressives Congress Governorship Candidate for Lagos State on October 24, 2014 | YNaija
The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), apparently become fed up with all the recent mishaps that befell the state in the past week, told the state Governor Akinwumi Ambode in a statement to stop blaming the tanker driver drivers for the occurrences.

In the statement which was released by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Taofik Gani, on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 accused the All Progressives Congress (APC), of “playing the ostrich and being diversionary” when it came to the various accidents that occur on Lagos roads.

The PDP also asserted that the warning which was issued to tanker drivers plying Lagos roads was misplaced and therefore unnecessary alleging that the bad state of the road should be blamed on the APC since they have been ruling in Lagos State for the last 8 years.

“This is in a manner that suggests that the drivers could avert accidents,” the statement said. It further asked Governor Ambode’s government to embark on creating “exclusive roads for heavy duty vehicles, including tankers  conveying fuel.”
The party also stated; “Of urgent importance is for the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to copy from the Rivers State Governor, Wike Nyesom, who recently declared a zero tolerance to pot-holes on roads in the state. Governor Ambode should also not look the other way on the rising threats of miscreants on the roads.
“These miscreants boldly take over our roads to stop vehicles abruptly just to extort money. Their activities have led to accidents on our roads. This (APC) government must now hit the ground running by  handling the rehabilitation of our roads and effect the immediate clearing of drainage which would be a landmark if achieved. It is unfair to blame the people of causing road accidents or flooding when in actual fact the state government agencies responsible for correcting citizens’ inadequacies have neglected their duties.”
The PDP also called on spiritualists to offer “fervent prayers to avert further mishaps in the state under this administration.” “Ambode should work and deal with any human or administrative hindrances. Lagosians are tired of excuses,” the PDP concluded.

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