The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa,has been urged to step aside in order for a thorough investigation to be carried over media reports that not less than 65 bank accounts were traced to his Bank Verification Number (BVN).
The main opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the call on Sunday through a statement by its national publicity secretary Kola Ologbondiyan who also asked that the speaker be probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The party also attacked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for not speaking out on the allegations in the public space that the said bank accounts allegedly operated with multiple names in various banks are being used to siphon funds belonging to the people of Lagos state.
The call by the PDP followed a report earlier in the week by Shararepoters.com which alleged that the 65 bank accounts were being used to steal money belonging to the people of the state.
But the speaker has denied the allegations, saying the media report was sponsored by his political opponents.
The PDP said the allegation has further called to question the sincerity of the APC,