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There Is No Reason For Lagosians To Rejoice – Jandor Slams Sanwo-Olu For Test-Running Uncompleted Lagos Blue line




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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Olajide Adeniran aka Jandor has condemned the Governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for test-running the Lagos Blue Line when the project has not been fully completed.

Naija News recalls that Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday alongside members of his cabinet, the State House of Assembly, and journalists visited the electric-powered rail infrastructure, from the National Theatre Station to the station in Marina.

The test run was for the first phase of the project, spanning 13 kilometres and extending from Mile 2 to Marina, covering five stations.

The project, which is part of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) being constructed by Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), started in 2010 under the administration of Babatunde Fashola.

However, Jandor while reacting to the governor’s test-run on Twitter argued that it was a waste of tax payer’s money.

According to him, the governor should not expect Lagosian to rejoice after beginning the project thirteen years ago.

He said, “As election season draws close, we see the APC return to long established habits of teasing infrastructural projects that are far from completion in the hopes of securing votes. We saw it in 2018 during the build up to the 2019 elections when the Lagos state government used a helicopter to surveil the perpetual gridlock at Apapa with the promise to clear it in one year following re-election of APC government.

“That photo-op is a silent witness of the half truths and failed promises of the APC in Lagos, in the same way Governor Sanwo-Olu’s deceptive ‘test run’ of the Lagos Blue Line will be referred to in years to come.

“Governor Sanwo-Olu rolled out red carpets and wasted tax payer’s money to ‘test run’ two stop stations out of the expected 12 stations that span the original plan of Lagos Blue Line, from Marina to Okokomaiko which now terminates at Mile 2.

“He surely doesnt expect Lagosians to rejoice after thirteen years of consistent delays in execution and waste of public funds. Test runs of infrastructural projects funfair was preceded by another funfair when the last beam was erected few months ago.

The gubernatorial candidate insisted that the test run was a ploy to divert the attention of the people from the underperformance of the governor who he noted has nothing to show than raising the State’s debt profile from N542 billion in 2019 to N877 billion.

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