The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic
Party has reacted to a poll by the African
Leadership Magazine which rated Governor
Akinwunmi Ambode as the best performing
governor in the country.
The opposition party’s
reaction was against the backdrop of the rating
titled, “Good governance poll for Nigeria’s top
The Lagos PDP said the Ekiti State Governor,
Ayodele Fayose, and his Ondo State counterpart,
Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, had performed better than
The PDP said the magazine’s poll was allegedly
sponsored by the state government with the aim of
misleading the public.
While analysing the rating, the Publicity Secretary
of the Lagos PDP, Gani Taofik, in an interview on
Thursday, described the rating as laughable.
He added that it was far from the current realities
in the state.
“Can Governor Akinwunmi Ambode walk on the
streets and receive the same kind of support that
Governor Fayose gets in Ekiti? Ambode’s elitist
style cannot be compared to that of Mimiko and
Fayose, who are governors that the common man
recognises and relates easily with.
“Ambode cannot match the popularity and
acceptability that both Mimiko and Fayose
command in Ondo and Ekiti states respectively.
Fayose and Mimiko are far better than Ambode,”