Fashola performed better than I did – Tinubu

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.

(NAN)


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  • Yusuf

    Lagos is really a center of excellence, this is the first time in our history that a so called political son and father will be exchanging compliments 8yrs after they exchange power; this is really exceptional and politicians should learn from this

    • TrueNja

      Thiefing e-rat. Tell your master to tell Lagosians how much is his monthly pension. Change must come to Lagos state. We are tired of hypocrites!!!

    • babatope

      Correct bro, you’re on point.

  • Olutade

    Yes . A true leader is he that is able to replicate himself with a better successor.

    • Yusuf

      yeah, the highest ability of a leader is producing a better successor; I admire Lagosians on this…some people will say Fashola is good and Tinubu is a thief, but here is the man saying ‘Fashola is better than me..’ and Fashola saying ‘you build the pillars upon which we stand..’, there is nothing more progressive than this

      • TrueNja

        Thief always support thieves. Tell your master to tell Lagosians how much is his monthly pension. Change must come to Lagos state. We are tired of hypocrites!!!

        • Tonnero

          You are a big id!ot. GEJ, the father of thieves supported by heartless rogues like you calling others thieves? Even if Tinubu took all of Lagos budget for 8 years, he would only have taken N4tr since Lagos budget is about N500bn per year.GEJ and Diezani have stolen this from only two incidents: N1.3tr from the subsidy scam led by Diezani in 2011 and the $20b unremitted funds the latter alone amounting to N4tr at today’s exchane rate of N200 to a dollar or N3.2 tr using the old exchange rate of N160. Those of you rogues who want to impose the most unpopular president in all of Nigeria’s history on the rest of us are cursed already even if you do not know it.

  • Eze1

    …This is what you call Leadership per excellence not the hide and seek leadership at the Federal level

    • TrueNja

      Crooks always defend crook. Where is Nigerians money Tinubu collected from GEJ in 2011 election?

      • babatope

        Ask your crook jonathan.

  • kday

    Am not a fan of Bola Tinubu but in this instance, he really did almost single handedly battle OBJ and the PDP who wanted to assimilate the other parties and Lagos in particular. OBJ did everything to frustrate him back then but he stood firm and here we are today with APC all thanks to Tinubu.

  • KAL

    Yeah … this is practical demonstration of leadership! They haven’t said anything new but only reinforce what we all know. Lagos is a model for other states to copy. On FeBuhari 14, let’s make another good choice at the center.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      BAT just punched me in the mouth with this statement from him.

      It is the statement from a Statesman.

      Hats off, Sir.

      • Oweja

        My dear Kay!!!

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Sir?

  • dan

    Why didn’t Tinubu allow Fasola to choose his successor? Is Fasola not a “leader” enough to be able to determine his own successor?

    • Olusegun Olawonyi

      The whole idea of anyone person choosing a successor is not healthy for any society. Tinubu has made himself a kind of “god” in Lagos and it is not healthy. The system should be skewed to allow the masses to wield political power rather than certain powerful individuals. I plan to vote Buhari for president and the other PDP governorship aspirant guy for Lagos governor. Enough of this Tinubu guy!!!

      • endingNaija

        Vote for Jimi Agbaje of PDP? Oh my gosh! The one that said Nigeria will collapse and will be destabilised if the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan is not re-elected? Ah! are you okay?

        • Olusegun Olawonyi

          You are the one that we should be asking if you are okay…my vote for Jimi Agbaje is a protest vote. Because any vote for APC in Lagos is a vote for Tinubu. If you like continue to support the dominance of Mr. Tinubu over Lagos. Some of us have chosen not to align with him and his politics. How can anyone not see the evil in Tinubu’s continued dominance of the political terrain in Lagos? You people are simply unbelievable!

      • TrueNja

        Thank you. Your blog makes sense unlike Maria, Olefunso e-rats.

    • Funso

      why do you hate progress?

      • TrueNja

        You and Maria are not progressive but thiefing Tinubu e-rats. The real progressive want change at federal and likewise Lagos state. Ask your ole Bola Tinubu to tell us how much is collecting from Lagos state for his pension? What about tax payers money he collected from GEJ in 2011 election? Tinubu and his cohorts are embezzling Lagos state money since 1999. Your crook oga is number one darkness and evil in APC. Change must come to Lagos state, whether you e-rats like it or not. Lagosians need to know the truth, nothing but truth!!!

    • Maria

      Did Fashola report him to you?

  • Maria

    Tinubu is indeed a leader by acknowledging the performance of your successor as far better than yours is sign of true leadership. Some morons that we know are the worst to govern our dear country claim they are the best president ever in Nigeria… they even went too far to claim they are the Jesus of our time… Only f00lish people say such things.

    • TrueNja

      @ Maria- you are not progressive but thiefing Tinubu e-rat. The real progressive want change at federal and likewise Lagos state. Ask your ole Bola Tinubu to tell Lagosians how much pension money is he collecting from Lagos state? What about tax payers money he collected from GEJ in 2011 election? Tinubu and his cohorts are embezzling Lagos state money since 1999. Your crook oga is number one darkness and evil in APC. Change must come to Lagos state, whether you e-rats like it or not. Lagosians need to know the truth, nothing but truth!!!

      • Maria

        Singlehandedly, Mr Tinubu grew ACN to national party, even with all PDP did to him to get him into their folds. By the way, I am not an e-rat, I pay my own broadband access monthly bill, whatever I like I do with it. To support APC, yes I will. To get paid for doing so, no way. I am ready to commit my money and fortune to campaign for Buhari and APC. I dont know Tinubu from Adam neither do I know Buhari. Last time, I was a die-hard supporter of Otuoke drunkard but my eyes are now wide opened that I supported the biggest fraudster ever to contest for political office, never again! Jonathan is a disaster.

    • babatope

      You are on point jare, let them continue to drop their “bad belle” comments! The best politician in Nigeria of today is tinubu and APC will win again and again, you can only try but you can never win with your pdpigs.

  • D.O Majekodunmi

    ALHAJI BOLA TINUBU AND ALHAJI RAJI FASOLA ARE THICK AS THIEVES….

    On May 21st, 2014, the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Ayodeji Gbeleyi,
    confirmed that Lagos state debts, as at May 2014, stood at N435 billion
    including N275 billion in bonds – equivalent to 2.7 billion United States dollars.

    Now, discounting monthly interest rates on the commercial portion of this debt,
    the gross Lagos state government debt is now equal to all of the expected
    federal revenue allocation to Lagos in the next 2½ years; standing at $3.7 billion,
    without equivalent benefits on the ground to show for it – dollar for dollar.

    Lagos state government earned $40 billion in revenues between 1999 and now.
    The money – less salary and running expenses – was partly shared between Bola Tinubu,
    and Raji Fashola under corporate guise in the worst scam ever in modern Yoruba history.

    • D.O Majekodunmi

      ………..Alhaji Bola Tinubu and Alhaji Raji Rasola are thick as thieves

      In 2012 Lagos state floated a loan bond of about 80 billion Naira and got public investors
      to subscribe for repayment with interest but once the bond was fully subscribed, Raji Fashola took
      40% of that money – about 35 billion Naira or so – and handed it over in cash to Bola Tinubu,
      via a bogus corporate front.

      This patently corrupt deal was ostensibly to buy back Lagos state ‘concession rights’ on the Lekki
      tolled Expressway, according to Raji Fashola. But what the corrupt and clever by half Raji Fashola
      did not say is that the land at issue belongs to Lagos state and was never sold to Bola Tinubu’s company
      in the first place or did Bola Tinubu’s company invest 35 billion Naira developing the road.

      In other words, by sheer fraud, Raji Fashola paid Bola Tinubu 25 years profit upfront without further work,
      A lien was then imposed on Lagos state allocation of federal revenue for the next 3 years to pay for
      this 80 billion Naira bond debt by all Lagos residents.

  • The Investigator

    WHERE IS LAGOS STATE’S $40 BILLION DOLLARS?

    So far, Lagos’ debt has quintupled from $611 million dollars in 2007 to $3.7 billion by mid-2014.
    Lagos’ debt went up in September by one billion dollars World Bank loan on the back of ₦87.5
    billion loan in previous November when Raji Fashola issued bonds to borrow at 14.5% interest rate.

    Raji Fashola took out ₦35 billion in cash from those bond receipts and handed it over to Bola Tinubu
    through the instrumentality of (a) Lekki Concession Company, (b) ARM company, and, (c) Hitech company;
    in a bogus “buy-back deal” of a supposed concession right on the 15-kilometre Lekki Expressway.

    In total, a sum of ₦571,594 billion was got as federal allocation from May 2007 till May 2014 under Raji Fashola.
    Another ₦1.52 trillion was got in the same period as internally generated revenue. But despite these oodles of cash, Lagos state has no enduring physical asset to show for all of the $40 billion dollars Lagos state has receivedin total as revenues from May 1999 to date.

    • Shobajo

      APC is more or less a criminal organization – full of Alhajis – signifying nothing.

  • Words on Marble

    But despite these oodles of cash, Lagos state has no enduring physical asset to show for all of the

    $40 billion dollars Lagos state received in total as revenues from May 1999 till January 15th, 2015.

  • Elijah Moses

    Editor Premium Times,

    Do Yoruba Christians want Islamic State of Nigeria?

    I pity Yoruba Christians. They heard and read this warning issued since 2012.
    But they are heedless. They ignorantly remain un-armed and defenceless,
    even though they are in trouble, as the targets of Nigeria’s Islamic Jihad.

    They assume Boko Haram is just a Hausa/Fulani/Kanuri murder machine.
    They do not fully understand the concept of global jihad underway.
    Yoruba Christians do not connect the dots that since Yoruba Muslims
    are active cells in Al Qaeda, those cells are invariably allied to Boko Haram
    – whose stated aim is the ‘mass killings of all Christians’.

    • Elijah Moses

      …………..(2) Do Yoruba Christians want Islamic State of Nigeria?

      There’s no political solution whatsoever to APC’s Islamism. It’s worse than apartheid.
      Islamism is the deadliest virus in any multi-religious society. Of all the evil thousand demons
      stalking Nigeria – including Jonathan’s muddled-up policy priorities and his laxity on corruption,
      none is worse toxic than the rabid Islamism both Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu stoke.

      A country that thumb-prints to elect Muhammadu Buhari authorizes him to spread Sharia Law
      to the 36 states of Nigeria. Such country would forfeits international help against the resulting
      Islamic State of Nigeria, because under international law, United Nations is not permitted
      to overturn the free votes cast voluntarily by Christians yearning for an Islamic State of Nigeria.

    • Dan Arewa

      A typical dumb ass just as fake (shoeless) as DUMBO.

      • Uche

        @ Dan:

        Please, my brother, this is a JIHAD, let’s take the warnings seriously.
        Islamism means the deliberate mis-use of Koranic verses to usurp
        the executive powers of a country to the exclusion of all non-Muslims;
        through a combination of threat, stealth and terror – including the bribes
        given to stupefy some Christian pastors and prelates into false belief that
        the monopoly of state power by Muslims is only accidental, so that in turn,
        the Christian Pastors could be coaxed to mis-preach to their congregation
        to forget about the Muslim monopoly of the kingdom of this earth, and,
        instead look up to the skies with a hope of inheriting the kingdom of God.

    • Oweja

      All these writings at times should naturally make one very uncomfortable. Except that under the current dispensation, writers and voters are different entities and their opinions are poles apart. Keep writing my guy, as long as it is comprehended that pouring water on the back of a duck has the same effect.

    • tundemash

      compare and contrast with OBJ who left 2 sick men as leaders; one had no kidney , the other had no brain nor balls !

  • Al Jihadi

    Clarion Call For Islamic Jihad in Nigeria…..

    “God willing, by 2015, something will happen. They either conduct a free and fair election
    or they go a very disgraceful way. If what happened in 2011 (alleged rigging) should again
    happen in 2015, by the grace of God, the dog and the baboon would all be soaked in blood.’’

    ……….General Muhammadu Buhari

    (May 15, 2012)

    …………….

    “This is a war against Christians, democracy, and, their constitution.
    Jonathan, you’ll be surprised when this land soon gets soaked with blood.”

    ……Abubakar Shekau
    (Boko Haram Leader May 4th, 2014)

    …………….

    “Sharia should be introduced in full across Nigeria. I will continue to show openly
    and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria.
    God willing, we will NOT stop the agitation for total implementation of Sharia in the country.

    It is a legal responsibility which God has given us, within the context of one Nigeria,
    to continue to uphold the practice of Sharia wholeheartedly. What remains for Muslims
    in Nigeria is for them to re-double their efforts and educate Muslims on the need
    to promote the full implementation of Sharia law.”

    …….General Muhammadu Buhari

    (August 27, 2001)

    …………….

    “[On this clamour for a Christian as Lagos state governor]….
    we should not introduce something that will start affecting
    the consciousness of the people. We shouldn’t put in the
    people’s consciousness what they were not thinking about
    before. Even if you look at it closely you will find that
    the dominant people in Lagos state are Muslims”.

    ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

    (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)
    [October 25th, 2014]

    • Al Jihadi

      “[On this clamour for a Christian as Lagos state governor]….
      we should not introduce something that will start affecting
      the consciousness of the people. We shouldn’t put in the
      people’s consciousness what they were not thinking about
      before. Even if you look at it closely you will find that
      the dominant people in Lagos state are Muslims”.

      ……..Alhaji Tola Kasali

      (Lagos Commissioner for Rural Affairs under Bola Tinubu)
      [October 25th, 2014]

      ………………

      “Sharia should be introduced in full across Nigeria. I will continue to show openly
      and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria.
      God willing, we will NOT stop the agitation for total implementation of Sharia in the country.

      It is a legal responsibility which God has given us, within the context of one Nigeria,
      to continue to uphold the practice of Sharia wholeheartedly. What remains for Muslims
      in Nigeria is for them to re-double their efforts and educate Muslims on the need
      to promote the full implementation of Sharia law.”

      …….General Muhammadu Buhari

      (August 27, 2001)

  • By popular demand

    APC is more or less a criminal organization – full of Alhajis – signifying nothing.

  • Uwadiegwu

    The second round of a scam (nearly 16 years) about to finish, will there be a third round of the fleecing of Lagos State?

  • PEOPLE

    TINUBU IS 419. HE STOLE WHAT BELONG TO THE PEOPLE OF LAGOS. GOD WILL NOT FORGIVE HIM. HE SELLING YORUBAS TO THE NORTH. BUHARI REFUSE TO SUPPORT MKO BECAUSE HIS NOT HIS BROTHER. YORUBAS SHINE YOUR EYES. TINUBU SOLD THE SEAT OF SPEAKER TO SOKOTO BECAUSE OF PERSONAL ISSUE WITH GEJ

  • ogbuefiakajiaku

    when Abiola was murdered the south west chickened out. They went on exile and were making noise over there.Today they are now stealing the people blind. God will judge you all.Fashola has outperformed Tinubu in scientific fraud.