The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has lambasted the ACN-led administration of Lagos State,Â over its claim that it has created 350,000 jobs.
The party debunked the claim as voodoo statistics meant to deceive the people, and keep themÂ in perpetual enslavement.
A governorship aspirant and leader of the South-West caucus of the PDP in USA, BarristerÂ Owolabi Salis, who made this known, lambasted the party, and accused it of being perpetuallyÂ culpable for destroying the grassroots economy.
This he corroborated by governmentâ€™s use of KAI, to harass and frustrate the entrepreneurialÂ businesses of the poor and down trodden.
â€œTheir targets are usually the poor people, the less privileged and down-trodden; they neverÂ go for the rich men, but when it comes to the poor people, they pester them, harass andÂ intimidate them,â€ said Salis.
â€œTake the transportation sector for instance, a good number of the entrepreneurs in thisÂ field, are the struggling ones, a lot of whom had either borrowed on loan, or through hireÂ purchase, but you soon discover that LASTMA, VIO and the local government task force, wouldÂ not allow them to rest.â€
â€œIn the process, a lot have become paupers, as they had either abandoned the transportationÂ business, or relocated to other states.
Recalling the demolition of Mosafejo market in Oshodi,Â he expressed that since theÂ unfortunate incident, he has had numerous encounters with displaced traders of the destroyedÂ market for whom it appeared as if the world had come to an end, as there appears no glimmerÂ of hope in the horizon, especially for those among them, who had borrowed on loan, only forÂ the government which had sworn to protect their interests, to now preside over theÂ liquidation of the very soul of their existence.
He said it was unfortunate, that apologists of Fashola administration are always quick inÂ citing Oshodi, whenever the achievements of the incumbent governor is being recounted, whileÂ in actual fact, Oshodi has become a nightmare that would haunt the Fashola administrationÂ for ever, because of the thousands of displaced souls that groan in pains as a result ofÂ their action.
â€œThere is certainly no doubt that previous administrations could as well have demolishedÂ Oshodi, but had refrained from doing so, because they operate with a human face, and respectÂ for the less privileged. This is why I have often maintained that this government actuallyÂ hates the poor with a passion. This is because they rarely give them anything except deceit.Â They deceive the poor women, they deceive the youths, they deceive the market people, theyÂ deceive everybody; they hate the poor with a passion, they deceive them as if they likeÂ them.â€
â€œThis is why I said that this government is deceptive, it is cosmetic, and it is aÂ decoration government.Â This is because the fundamental issues of public governance isÂ grossly lacking, as there is more to governance than mere cosmetic decoration of Oshodi,Â Victoria Island, Ikoyi and Ikorodu road.â€
â€œAnd this is why I call on the teeming numbers of progressive Lagosians to join the PDP, inÂ the battle to create honour, because the interests of the people, who otherwise should beÂ the centre point of governance has been absolutely sacrificed on the altar of rival elitesÂ interest.â€