Protesters in Lagos State under the umbrella of Lagos Youth Vanguard (LYV) stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday, demanding the probe of former governor Akinwunmi Ambode over alleged corrupt activities.
LYV protesters were led by their patron, Mr. Rasak Olokooba and the President of the Group, Mr. Ibrahim Ekundina
The protesters placards read: “Ambode, submit yourself for probe,” “Ambode must certainly 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 leaflet which was distributed to journalists that Ambode “deliberately laid landmine through well-known improper, inappropriate and insufficient content in his handover note that should serve as helpful information to the incoming administration in the tradition of each civilised public officer.”
They accused Ambode of flouting so many government procedures, saying that he refused to follow 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 demand his probe and investigation with a view to apportioning penalty and dishing out appropriate penalties.
“You want to assure the good people of Lagos State, including all the people that care about Lagos and the people of Lagos that people will continue steadily to pursue every legitimate means until justice is completed,” they said.
While taking questions from journalists in a interview, Mr Rasak Olokooba, said so it was good to be fair to every administration.
His words: “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.
The group leader insisted that EFCC must rise to the occasion and investigate the former governor.
“Set up every one of these things together and add it to what the EFCC said as of late that they were going to direct an examination concerning the exercises of the previous governor Akinwunmi Ambode, you would see that we are correct,” he said.
The dissident demanded that anyone could be explored whenever, yet that they were stunned by what occurred at the home of previous representative Ambode in Epe, when the agents of the EFCC needed to look through his habitation.
He portrayed what occurred there as ungentlemanly, including this was not how statesmen carry on as they were relied upon to regard foundations and devices of the administration.
“Likewise, the parliament has guaranteed us that they were going to investigate the exercises of the last organization, however we have not heard anything from them.
“I am a citizen and i pay my tax, the salaries of the Governor is paid from my tax and I should be worried about how the cash is being spent, in like manner different Nigerians.
“The former governor must be responsible for how he ran the issues of the state over the most recent four years. We need him to demonstrate his innocence. Gone are the days when individuals simply know about test and you don’t take it up,” he said
Olokooba kept up that they were taking the issue up on the grounds that the EFCC and the legislature had spoken about it.
He focused on that the remainder of the world was watching Nigeria, which he said must function as it speaks to 2.5% of the number of the world.
“We are the most crowded dark country in the world and after Cairo in Egypt, it is Lagos among the most cosmopolitan urban communities in Africa.
As at the time of filing this report, his boss and the former governor of the state, Bola Tinubu was yet to respond to what is his reaction to the group’s demand.
The protesters that stormed the assmebly, vowed to follow up their demands to a conclusion, that Ambode must be probe by Lagos State house of Assembly and EFCC must investigate him