“A Lie I Allowed”: New Twist as Fashola Denies Promising APC Will Fix Power in 6 Months, Reveals Position
- The minister of works and housing has revealed that he did not promise the ruling party would fix power in six months
- Babatunde Fashola made this assertion while reacting to a viral report that made rounds on the internet that the APC would solve Nigeria's power challenges in half a year
- The minister who denied making the promise said it was a lie he allowed and went on to explain why he allowed it
Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works and housing, has denied promising that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will fix power supply issues within six months.
Recall that several reports claimed that in the build-up to the 2015 elections, the minister promised that if voted in, the APC would solve Nigeria’s power challenges.
The reports further claimed that Fashola urged Nigerians to “stone” him if the promise was not kept.
Fashola clears the air
But the minister has denied making such a statement, describing it as a lie he allowed.
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“One of the things that were said about me was that I said we would electrify Nigeria in six months,” Fashola said during Channels Television’s election show, The 2023 Verdict, on Monday, February 6.
“It was a lie that I allowed to run until the day I asked my media men to play the tape back and since then that lie has gone.”
The minister said he could not have made the comment since the tone did not align with his personality.
“I know that in the way I speak, I don’t use words like stone. I am not even a violent person. Stone is violence. I don’t use those kinds of words. They are not part of my vocabulary,” he added.
2023 polls: Ex-lawmaker Shehu Sani gives hint on identity of Aso Rock cabals
In another development, Senator Shehu Sani once again gave his opinion about the corridors of power (Aso Villa) in a very cryptic social media post.
The ex-lawmaker took to his official Twitter handle to question why it was difficult for politicians at the helm of affairs to mention the names of the cabals at the state house.
As sighted by Legit.ng on Sunday, February 5, Senator Sani's tweet reads:
"The Cabal are so powerful that nobody has the courage to mention their names. I don’t know if my Bro. Femi Adeshina is in Division 2 Cabal."
2023 elections: Did Osinbajo hands-off Tinubu's campaign? New twist clears air
There have been claims that after losing the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s presidential slot during the primary election, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo decided not to take part in the campaign of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
However, the hosting of the APC's legal team by Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, February 1, has revealed a new twist that shatters the initial speculation.
It was gathered that the meeting between Osinbajo and APC lawyers was to brainstorm on the ruling party's readiness for the coming elections.