9th November, 2010
A pro-Fashola group, Lovers of Raji Fashola Campaign Organisation (LORAF) has urgedÂ critics of Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola to stop blackmailing him, saying it is aÂ waste of effort that will have no effect on the governorâ€™s second term ambition.
The group, led by its Chairman, Bishop Biodun Olugbenro, was reacting toÂ advertisements in the newspapers accusing Governor Fashola of misappropriation ofÂ state funds and non performance.
Bishop Adegbenro described Governor Fashola as one of the best performing governorsÂ Nigerians have witnessed since the advent of the nationâ€™s democracy, stressing thatÂ â€œhe has positively change the face of Lagos within his shortest time in office. TheÂ governorâ€™s impact has been felt in virtually all the local government areas withinÂ the state.
â€œGovernor Fashola constructed and rehabilitated schools and roads. Within threeÂ months, he repaired Ikorodu and Oshodi roads. He brought about easy transportationÂ system through BRT and for the first time, he created street indicators in virtuallyÂ all the streets of Lagos.â€
Reacting to the picture of bad roads in the advertisements, Bishop Olugbenro saidÂ the roads have been in that condition for several years even before GovernorÂ Fasholaâ€™s predecessors, stating that the governor cannot do everthing within theÂ shortest period in office.