TICKER: #InCaseYouMissedIt: Fashola and Obasanjo battle over vehicles

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola are at loggerheads following the seizure of one of Obasanjo Farms’ utility vehicles by men of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA).

Sources close to Obasanjo Farms in Ota, Ogun state explained that one of the utility vehicles allegedly committed a traffic offence in Lagos last week and it was impounded by LASTMA.

It was gathered that all efforts by the ex-president to ensure the release of the seized vehicle proved abortive.

Sources also added that between last Friday and Sunday, October 21, over 10 red-coloured LAG Bus belonging to Lagos State Government have been forcefully diverted into the Obasanjo Farms compound in Ota.

This action has led to scarcity of the popular bus on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway while thousands of residents of Sango, Ota, Ifo and other settlements along the axis have become stranded for the second day running and this has also doubled the cost of transportation in the area.

– Daily Trust

20 COMMENTS

  1. according to A.V Dicey, the father of 'Rule of Law'.
    He said and I quote,"That no man ;i repeat no man is above the law"Neither the king nor the destitute is above the law and that ;the is unilaterally supreme to all and sundary without exception!

  2. Gov. Fashola should have just let go, there are some toes you should not step on. For the fact that Obasanjo called him (Fashola) on phone, he should have given him the respect and use it as a sign of warning. We make laws and our laws are flexible and not rigid. Not also toes can ƃξ stepped on.

  3. Gov. Fashola should have just let go, there are some toes you should not step on. For the fact that Obasanjo called him (Fashola) on phone, he should have given him the respect and use it as a sign of warning. We make laws and our laws are flexible and not rigid. Not also toes can ƃξ stepped on.

  4. Obasanju should have used this to help the nation…. 'No one is above the law', he should have lead by example and not try to use political influence to break it… how much can the fine possibly be that he can't pay and forget about the mess. Kudos to Fashola, we need more leaders like him

  5. and besides, the buses with Baba Iyabo is not for Fashola oo, it belongs to Lagos, to the people. If he has any 'beef' with Fashola, he should go and seize his personal vehicles.

  6. To be sincere obasanjo I̶̲̥̅̊s wrong bcos no body I̶̲̥̅̊s above the law infact dat obasanjo call fashola on phone Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d fashola insist 2 released the vehicle why can't obasanjo do the normal thing, let say the fact dat dis people ar the people dat made the law why ar ‎​d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ the one spoiling it.

  7. Sometimes we have to tell ourself the truth,no one is above the law yes,and baba didnt go against the law,what i read said that,he contacted fashola that same day,he rejected his plead,now,according to yoruba culture,what is respect,who disrespected each other,baba or fashola,fashola should not take everything happening political,its realy killing the image of ACN,the same man organise boys during fuel subsidy removal for protest and strike,the same man increase lasu school fees 45000 to 250,000 minninmum and told the student that if anyone protest he/she will be arrested and sentence to jail,the same man said it openly that its not a must that everybody should go to school,who is fooling who?please an answer.

  8. THIS IS MORE A POLITICAL ISSUE THAN JUSTICE, THEY'VE BEEN FLEXING POWER B4 NOW,SO THIS GAVE ROOM FOR RETALIATN FROM THE EX-PRESIDENT OF "AFRICA"…..BUT WAIT A LITTLE IF IT WERE TO BE SEN. BOLA TINUBU WOULD FASHOLA BOYS HAD DONE THAT, SHOWING THAT FASHOLA HIMSELF EVEN AS A LAWYER IS NOT LOYAL. CHECK OUT "OKADA" RIDERS ISSUES.

  9. if i were fashola i would ave note these rules of leadership: never outshine the master, do not step into a great man shoe, since nobody is above mistake he should ave used one of the lastma officers as a scape goat- to be blamed for his mistake.

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