• Friday, July 19, 2024
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Performance should be yardstick for reelection, says Fashola

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said that to deepen democracy, performance and record of service delivery should form the basis for incumbent politicians to seek reelection. Fashola stated this Tuesday at the commissioning of nine networks of roads in Maidan-Aina-Agiliti area of Mile 12, Kosofe Local Government Area of the state. He noted that incumbent candidates seeking reelection in the 2015 polls had enough time to deliver services to the people, but failed, and by coming around to make fresh promises amounted to deception.

The governor, who urged Lagosians not to sell their votes, said, “If you collect dollars, know that you have collected your security, your roads, and your infrastructure. It is demeaning, degrading and insulting that anyone who has made promises to come back and offer you money. Tell them your dignity cannot be bought by naira or dollars.” Fashola also commissioned 18-classroom blocks in Aiyedire Ajibola Senior High School, in Ketu area of the state and said the road project was an evidence of his government’s slum regeneration and urban renewal plan.

He said whoever had visited the area before the construction would understand why the whole residents had turned up to witness the commissioning. “I was here in 2007 and this place was taken over by flood after a downpour. The only source of movement from Kosofe to Maidan is by canoe. You were all very unhappy and asked for culvert and jetty.”