A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday said that his successor, Babatunde Fashola, has performed better than he did as governor.
Mr. Tinubu spoke in Ikeja at the flag-off of the party’s campaign for the forthcoming general elections in the state.
He said that the Fashola administration had performed tremendously well in the last eight years.
“In the year 2007, I handed over to one young man, brought him to you and said he would perform better.
“A man with sound brain and sound mind; that person is Babatunde Fashola. He did not disgrace us.
“I thank God for eight years of excellent performance, unbroken promises, sound experience and constructive government,” Mr. Tinubu said.
He said Mr. Fashola had performed well in construction of roads and school buildings, employment of youths and healthcare delivery, among others things.
Mr. Tinubu urged Lagos residents to vote en masse for the party’s governorship candidate for Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, in the general elections.
He said that Mr. Ambode would build on Fashola’s achievements.
In his address, Mr. Fashola urged Lagos residents to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to enable them to vote.
“Go to your wards and INEC offices in your various local government areas and obtain your PVCs.
“You have till January 31 to do so if you want Ambode to win.
“Your right to vote is not the gift of any government.
“It is a right you have as a citizen in any part of the world where democracy is practised,” Fashola said.
He also said that he would continue to honour past governors for sacrificing for the development of the state.
He hailed Tinubu for his services to the state and the party.
“You built the pillar and foundation upon which we stand,’’ the governor said.
Mr. Fashola urged the residents to vote for Mr. Ambode to sustain the development efforts of the state.
Also speaking, Mr. Ambode promised to build on Mr. Fashola’s achievements, if elected.
He said that he would make the state’s economy more viable.
“I will build on the legacy of Fashola’s administration and will not disappoint you.
“I have been an accountant all my life; so, I shall be accountable to all of you,” he promised.