According to Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday at the All Progressives Congress, APC Campaign rally at the Ifako-Ijaiye Mini-stadium, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area, stated that, President Goodluck Jonathan, since assumption of office in 2011, never responded to the needs of Lagos residents, saying, “at our time of needs, he did not respond to our pleas.. The rally which also had in attendance the party Governorship candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode among other dignitaries.
The governor noted that the president remembered residents of Lagos few weeks ago when he visited the state and spent five days holding meetings and distributing different hard currencies to people.
According to him, “For four years, the President didn’t respond to the needs of residents of Lagos. This is not about where he comes from but it is about the quality of job that he had done for the residents of Lagos. The only time the President started working was few weeks to election.
“The president can come to Lagos because it is part of his constituency. “But we will not vote for him in the forthcoming election. This was because when we needed him, he didn’t come to our rescue.
“When the Muhammed Mohammed International Airport, MMIA Road failed, we didn’t see him. When Lagos Island began to experience flood and the flood was about to wipe out a whole estate, he didn’t come to Lagos. When I took him to Ibeju-Lekki where they were losing their lands, that day was the last I heard from the President. I wrote several letters to appeal to the President but he didn’t respond.
“All the infrastructure in Lagos were built by taxes paid by Lagos residents. He can come to Lagos 200 times, we will not vote for him.”