by Kolapo Olapoju
The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, has gone figurative in his latest swipe at the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jimi Agbaje, whom he says knows nothing about the state.
Fashola spoke on Tuesday, March 3, during the inauguration of the Maidan-Aina-Agiliti network of roads and bridge in the Kosofe LGA.
Fashola stated that whenever he listened to Agbaje saying his administration had not regenerated the slums, he always concluded that he doesn’t have much knowledge about Lagos.
He said: “When I hear the pretender to my office who is trapped under the umbrella, I feel so sorry for him because it is becoming more obvious that he does not know Lagos. Because if he knows a place like Maidan-Agiliti, he would not have made such a statement. But as I have said, his knowledge of Lagos is limited to his being driven from his home to the airport.”
“Any politician who makes you a promise and comes back after four years without fulfilling those promises and is promising you that he would do more, must be voted out. Any politician who cannot make definitive positive impact in your life within his first term of office will not do anything during the second term.”
“In the second term, he is not accountable to you anymore. This is the only time you can hold him, when he is seeking re-election. In this campaign, the PDP Presidential candidate can make all sorts of promises but for me as a citizen, this issue is no longer about promises. The issue is about his record of performance,” Fashola added.