Fashola Visits Balogun Market…. Also Tells GEJ, We Are Voting Based On What You Have Done, Not Sympathy


Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday visited the scene of the
fire incident that happened on Monday at Balogun Market in Lagos, describing it
as unfortunate and painful. Fashola sympathized with the affected traders and
promised the State Government will help to reconstruct the affected buildings
and get the traders back into business as soon as possible.

He noted that the state government will meet with the market
officials so they can know the people who were directly affected by the fire
and how the state government can get them back into business fast.
Meanwhile, Fashola has asked President Jonathan to admit he
is a failure and not lure his generation into what the president himself termed
as failed. It will be recalled that while the president was addressing youths
at the flag-off of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP campaign held at the Tafawa
Balewa Square, TBS Lagos last Thursday, the president said his generation has
failed the country.
Governor Fashola yesterday however publicly disagree with
the president while speaking at the 2015, First Quarter of the Town Hall
meeting with stakeholders in the transportation sector held in Agidingbi,
Ikeja, saying “You (Jonathan) failed Nigeria because my generation did not fail
this country.”
“He (Jonathan) said his generation has failed, he should
account for himself because I refuse to join the generation the President was
referring to.
“He is in his 50s, I am also in my 50s, and we appear to be,
because I don’t even want to join that generation because my own generation has
not failed, I have done well on my job and I am proud to say so. If he has
failed, let him account for himself, he should not join us”.
Fashola described the Jonathan administration as “A failed
government that has lost total focus. Seven years ago, they started with Vision
2020 but later they said that they are transforming. And all these have yielded
no result. And that was why they have stopped working.
Speaking on Boko Haram, he says;
“And rather than the President using the recent campaign in
Lagos to gain the support of the citizens the president was busy telling you
they tried to kill him four years ago and we did not know. That is a serious
national security issue because nobody wants our Commander in Chief dead. If
anybody tries to kill him, we should have known. And if I was Commander in
Chief, and the person who tries to kill me is in a South African jail, I will
ask that he should be repatriated to Nigeria to come and face punishment.
“He (Jonathan) also claimed that General Muhammadu Buhari
(retd) didn’t buy arms in 1985. And after Buhari left office, the Nigeria army
got recognition for their role in protecting West Africa and was the guns
bought 30 years ago be effective to fight today’s insurgency.”

“In 2011, it was no shoes, now he is saying they tried to
kill him, it won’t work this time. This time it is the job record, the promise
that you must look at,” he said.

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