APC knocks PDP for rejecting Ambode’s commissioners’ list

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday tackled the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party over the latter’s call on members of the House of Assembly to reject the list of commissioner-nominees forwarded to the chamber for screening and clearance.

It accused the PDP of not only meddling in its affairs but also of promoting impunity.

According to the APC spokesperson, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, the PDP stepped out of its bounds by asking the Assembly not to screen would-be-commissioners, who the governor felt comfortable to work with.


In a statement, Igbokwe described as reckless the PDP’s reason that the nominees had links with a national leader of the APC, wondering if the APC expected Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to recommend those who would be clogs in the wheel of progress as commissioners and special advisers.

The statement partly read, “Now for the avoidance of doubt, the nominated candidates are cerebral and very competent personalities who can hold their heads high anywhere in the world and answer their fathers’ names if the need arises.

“They have climbed through the ladder of leadership from various departments in Lagos State to get to where they are today. They have been tested and therefore can be trusted to add values to Lagos State.

“These gentlemen and women are no pushovers in their chosen professions and they are capable of assisting the governor to take Lagos to the next level.”