Group Wants Fashola To Declare Stand


A pro-Fashola group, Fasholamania Independent Support Movement, FISM has called on Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, Nigeria to declare his intention to contest the 2011 governorship seat now.

The group said Fashola’s continuous silence over his ambition for a second term was making its members sick and wanted the governor to come out openly and declare his intention like other governors in some states had done.

At a news conference yesterday in Lagos, Nigeria, the President of FISM, Mr. Olukayode Salako said the governor had done enough to warrant him going for a second term, saying that Lagosians were eagerly waiting for his declaration as he was the only man they were willing to cast their votes for.

“Today, history beckons on us, we make bold to say that Fashola’s government remains the only positive reality the whole world is praising and celebrating in Lagos State of the 21st century, as apparently, the activities of his administration have proved that solution to the many problems of Nigeria is in the hand of a visionary, resolute, sincere and principled Nigeria.

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“We hereby earnestly call on Fashola to come out without further delay just as some governors in some states of Nigeria have already done to declare publicly his intention to Lagosians that he would continue to further make himself available for the service of the people which he has already started and needs to be completed by contesting for a re-election in 2011 as governor of Lagos State,” he said.

According to him, “we call on the leadership and followership of the Action Congress of Nigeria to please give Fashola the opportunity for continuity in their next primary elections so that he can continue to govern Lagosians as satisfactorily as he has done for another four years.

“This appeal represents the collective wishes and aspirations; in fact, demand of the majority of all well meaning Lagosians both home and abroad.   Our interest is to call on the peace, sanity, law and order and security that are now the definitive characteristics of Lagos of today to continue to govern Lagos State for another term.”

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