Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), and the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday took a swipe at President Goodluck Jonathan for his repeated visits to Lagos ahead of the March 28 presidential election.
They said Jonathan is being deceived by the state leaders of PDP as Lagosians would not vote for him.
He said, “They have said the President is coming to Lagos. He is welcome to come; Lagos is part of his constituency but we will not vote for him because when we needed him, he did not come to help us. When the international airport road was damaged and he promised to fix it, did you see him?
“When Ebola hit Lagos, did he come?
When Kuramo Beach was overflowing and it was going to wipe out the entire Goshen Beach Estate, did you see the President? When I took him to Ibeju-Lekki, where people were losing their lands, we flew in a helicopter to the place but after that, the President never returned. I wrote letters and appealed but no response.
“We have been using your taxes to protect those communities. So, you have been on your own, with your own party and government. So, he can come 200 times but will you vote for him? The only time the President works is a few weeks to elections. When there was security problem in Lagos, who was buying guns and patrol vehicles for the police? Was it not us?”
They spoke at a rally in the Ifako/Ijaye Local Government Area of the state.
Fashola accused the President of distributing dollars during his five-day visit to the state last week, adding that Jonathan’s planned visit to Lagos on Sunday would amount to nothing.
Ambode said his supporters were free to collect money from Jonathan when he comes to visit on Sunday. He, however, urged the people of the state not to sell their PVCs to the PDP.
In his words: “When they offer you dollars, collect it, it is our money. But vote for APC.”