The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been accused by The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Lagos State of sponsoring a some APC chieftains to the ongoing African Cup of Nations, AFCON in Egypt, with N470million.
The party in a statement signed by Gani Taofik, its Publicity Secretary also called on the Lagos State House of Assembly to probe the incident, adding that the trip by the governor is a clear case of misplaced priority, Daily Independent reports.
However, while responding to the allegation, the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, in a statement denied the allegation saying the trip was sponsored by the Federal Government which nominated as part of a five-man delegation to attend the event.
“The federal government actually sponsored the trip. Governor Sanwo-Olu is on the delegation of the federal government. The federal government usually sends a delegation to this kind of event to encourage and cheer up the team. About five of them were nominated and the governor’s name was included. He went on a national assignment and did not pay any sum to attend the event”.
“It is outrageous for the PDP to claim the governor sponsored APC chieftains to the Nations Cup? Did he also sponsor the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN) who are also there?” Akosile asked.