Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, said he had no personal disagreement with President Goodluck Jonathan, saying his only grouse is the President’s failure to deliver on his pre-2011 election promises made to Nigerians.
The governor, who spoke at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state, said most of the promises the President reeled out while campaigning in 2011 have remained unfulfilled.
According to him, “I have no personal disagreement with Jonathan. But I am a citizen of this great nation.
“And if any political office seeker comes to make promises in public and the people voted for him, based on the promises he made, both the office seeker and the citizens have signed a social contract, which must be fulfilled by both parties. The people of Lagos have done their part but the President has not.”
The governor added that he has fulfilled his side of the contract he signed with residents of Lagos, saying: “I have fulfilled my side of the contract, which I signed with you in 2007 and 2011 elections.”
He said rather than fulfil his promises, the President has divided Nigerians along ethnic lines.
“Is the President God? If God chooses to make us different, no one can question that. We have lived together for hundreds of years.
“We need leaders that will bring us closer and not the one that will divide us. We have been our brothers’ keeper in Nigeria especially Lagos. For instance, when our athletes go ahead to represent this country in any tournament, no one is concerned about the state the person hails from or his religion.”
The governor also chided the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Jimi Agbaje, for a statement credited to him that the South-South will collapse the nation’s economy if Jonathan loses his re-election bid.
His words: “Nigeria will not divide if President Goodluck Jonathan losses the February 14 election. Rather, it is the President who will leave office and return to his home town in Bayelsa State. He has deceived us enough”.
Source: Daily Independent