Legal practitioner, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has said Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has abandoned his official duties.
He noted that since the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu joined the race, Sanwo-Olu has abandoned governance.
In a statement on Saturday, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the Lagos helmsman now acts as Tinubu’s “unofficial campaign manager, media strategist and personal anchorman”.
“The Governor has hardly been in office. The Governor declared the ban on motorbikes but he is not on ground to monitor the daily crisis occasioned by the declaration.”
Adegboruwa lamented that the rainy season in Lagos is always a bitter experience for Lagosians, causing flooding, heavy traffic and casualties.
“But the Governor has not been in his seat to address issues related to this. Crime has been on the increase in Lagos lately.”
Adegboruwa said state resources will be involved in campaign activities, while most government officials will abandon their responsibilities for political and business interests due to Sanwo-Olu’s absence.
He warned of more grave consequences attendant upon the Governor’s “abdication” of his functions in pursuit of Tinubu’s political ambition.
The lawyer advised Sanwo-Olu to return to Lagos and assume his constitutional responsibilities of functional governance.
“His Excellency was not elected as Campaign Manager of politicians but as an administrator”, his statement added.
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