Foremost Lagos-based legal practitioner, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN, has appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to return to the state and face governance, saying governance in Lagos is “in recess.”
Adegboruwa noted that since Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), declared his presidential aspiration, Sanwo-Olu has abandoned governance in the state.
According to him, Sanwo-Olu “is the unofficial campaign manager of Tinubu, his media strategist and personal anchorman. The Governor has hardly been in office.”
In a statement posted on his Facebook page, the senior lawyer said after declaring a total ban on Okada in the state, the governor has not been on ground to monitor the aftermath of the ban.
He added that crime has been on the increase in Lagos.
He said, “It was the Governor that declared the ban on motorbikes but he is not on ground to monitor the daily crisis occasioned by the declaration, though commendable but needs careful enforcement.
“The rainy season in Lagos is always a bitter experience for Lagosians in flooding, heavy traffic and other casualties, but the Governor has not been on his seat to address issues related to this. Crime has been on the increase in Lagos lately.
“No doubt state resources will be involved in these campaign activities and most government officials will cash in on the absence of the Governor to also abandon their responsibilities, either to pursue their political other business interests.
“There are many more grave consequences attendant upon the decision of the Governor to abdicate his constitutional responsibilities in pursuit of the political ambition of the APC presidential flag bearer.
“From all the foregoing, I do hereby appeal to Governor Sanwoolu 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.”