The Lagos chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, should stop blaming tanker drivers for the incessant road accidents in the state.
The Publicity Secretary of PDP, Taofik Gani, in a statement said the warning given to tanker drivers plying Lagos roads by the government was out of place.
In the statement, Taofik urged the Lagos state governor to take a cue from Rivers state governor, Nyeom Wike, who declared a zero tolerance to pot holes on state roads. Adding that Ambode should immediately map out roads exclusively for heavy duty vehicles.
“These miscreants boldly take over our roads to stop vehicles abruptly just to extort money. Their activities have led to accidents on our roads. This (APC) government must now hit the ground running by handling the rehabilitation of our roads and effect the immediate clearing of drainage which would be a landmark if achieved. It is unfair to blame the people of causing road accidents or flooding when in actual fact the state government agencies responsible for correcting citizens’ inadequacies have neglected their duties,” the statement said.
The party has also berated APC of “playing the ostrich” concerning the various road accidents in Lagos state.
Meanwhile Ambode has summoned the Petroleum Products Tanker Drivers’ Union and stakeholders to an emergency meeting to address the incessant petrol tanker-induced fire accidents in the state.