11th March, 2011
The Labour Party has said that the outstanding performance of the incumbent governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, in the last 33 months, is one of the reasons the party adopted him as its governorship candidate in the forthcoming election.
The governorship candidate of the LP, Dr. Olurotimi Olulana, said this during a press briefing to announce the adoption of the incumbent recently.
â€œThe party hierarchy, both at the national and state levels, alongside all members and teeming supporters of our great party across the state adopted Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola as our candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
â€œWe the Labour Party are convinced that working together with him, we can re-invent governance in Lagos and deliver more dividends of democracy to our people and lay a solid foundation for sustainable development of Nigeria starting with Lagos,â€ he said.
Olulana, however, implored the supporters of LP that as they go out to vote for Fashola of the ACN, they should also vote for the LP candidates in their respective constituencies for the Senate, State and National Assemblies, as they are the only credible candidates that can work with Governor Fashola successfully.
â€œAs you are all aware, the tempo of Governor Fashola’s performance has been slowed down in the last couple of months by the activities of some non-progressive elements in the ACN, who out of their self-centredness were bent on preventing the governor from getting a second term ticket.
â€œIt is the same people, particularly in the House of Assembly, that clamoured for the governor’s removal and also prevented his re-election bid, that are now candidates of the ACN, while those sympathetic to the course of good governance in Lagos, which Fashola stands for were forced out of the ACN.
â€œTo us in the LP, we are convinced that these ACN House of Assembly candidates are enemies of good governance and by extension enemies of the masses. We are determined to ensure that all our party’s candidates in the state are elected in order to give the desired support to Fasholaâ€™s second term administration,â€ he assured.
He urged the electorate to use their votes to send out all antagonists of progress and put an endÂ to the leadership of self-centred elements in the state.
â€œAs you are all aware, any revolution that cannot produce a honest and committed leader is not worthy. As the masses revolution roll across the Middle East and North Africa, let us use Lagos as an example of change for better leadership because no one will leave good luck for bad rubbish,â€™ he said.