Nigeria’s 2015 Election Is An Opportunity To Change A Bad Government – Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN)

February 16, 2015 11:11 am

Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said the unique thing
about the forthcoming elections is that Nigerians would have the
opportunity to change a bad government for the first time.

Fashola, who stated this during a meeting with members of the IPMAN in
Lagos noted that Nigerians have experienced good and bad governance in
the last decades, and urged Nigerians to use the opportunity offered by
the elections to change the bad government in the country.

According to him, “This is the first time that we, the people, can
change a government that is bad. This is a full cycle of democracy and
if we achieve this, power will henceforth stay in the hands of the
people. If you vote APC and they fail to do well, it is you, the people,
who will vote them out. That is what is important about this election.”
He pointed out that if the Nigerian people succeed in changing a bad
government, the succeeding government would remember that it was the
people that removed the previous one and put them there, adding that
this consciousness would keep them on their toes to serve the people
well knowing they too could be removed if they performed badly.

Urging the people to be courageous and insist on change of government at
the centre, Fashola warned that the ruling party, in their desperation,
would provoke and intimidate them.

He counseled that, “Be gently stubborn. If they do anything, just be
courageous and keep your PVC. During the time for voting, go to your
polling booth and vote and remain there until your vote is counted.”

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