Lagosians Should Not Be Deceived By Jonathan's Visits - Fashola

Lagosians Should Not Be Deceived By Jonathan's Visits - Fashola

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday February 26, blasted President Goodluck Jonathan for his incessant visits to Lagos ahead of the presidential election.

According to Punch, they said the President was only being deceived by the state leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Lagosians would not vote for him.

Fashola while speaking at a rally in Ifako/Ijaye Local Government Area of the state, he said although Jonathan had a right to visit the state, his recent visits were insincere because when Lagos was facing its biggest challenge during the Ebola outbreak, the President never visited the state.

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However he urged the people of the state not to be deceived by the visits.

Fashola accused the President of distributing dollars during his five-day visit to the state last week, adding that Jonathan’s planned visit to Lagos on Sunday would amount to nothing.

He said, “They have said the President is coming to Lagos. He is welcome to come; Lagos is part of his constituency but we will not vote for him because when we needed him, he did not come to help us. When the international airport road was damaged and he promised to fix it, did you see him?

“When Ebola hit Lagos, did he come? When Kuramo Beach was overflowing and it was going to wipe out the entire Goshen Beach Estate, did you see the President? When I took him to Ibeju-Lekki, where people were losing their lands, we flew in a helicopter to the place but after that, the President never returned. I wrote letters and appealed but no response.

“We have been using your taxes to protect those communities. So, you have been on your own, with your own party and government. So, he can come 200 times but will you vote for him? The only time the President works is a few weeks to elections. When there was security problem in Lagos, who was buying guns and patrol vehicles for the police? Was it not us?”

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Ambode said those who supported him were free to collect money from Jonathan when he comes to visit on Sunday. However, he urged the people of the state not to sell their PVCs to PDP.

“When they offer you dollars, collect it, it is our money. But vote for us,” he said.

It would be recalled that Fashola recently called for the use of information technology by the police to improve their difficult and challenging work.


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