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Tinubu backs Fashola for 2nd term Is The WAR is Over ?

…says he is a performing governor

IMMEDIATE past Governor of Lagos State, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has joined other
prominent Lagos indigenes to lent his support for the continuation of his predecessor, Governor Babatunde Fashola, in office, saying he has performed creditably well, contrary to the widespread rumours making the round that the former governor does not want Governor Fashola to run for a second term.

This came just as Governor Fashola stressed the need for the preservation of traditional institution, culture and values in the interest of the future generations.

Tinubu made the remarks yesterday at the official handing over of Oba’s palace, “Iga Idunganran”, Lagos Island as part of events to commemorate the 7th coronation anniversary of Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu I.

Among the dignitaries at the event were former military administrator of Lagos State, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson; the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona; Oba Olateru Olagbegi, Olowo of Owo; Oba Ojora of Lagos; Alara of Ilara; former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Bola Ajibola; Alhaji Femi Okunnu; Senator Ganiyu Solomon and representative of Alake of Egba land, Alhaji Lateef Adegbite.

Tinubu made the declaration which elicited applause from the dignitaries and other guests at the occasion.

Commending Fashola for achieving the dream of building a befitting and modern palace for the Oba of Lagos, Tinubu described the incumbent governor as an achiever and a performing governor that deserved everyone’s support and cooperation in taking Lagos to higher heights.

The immediate past governor noted that the realisation of the new Oba’s palace was an evidence of Fashola’s dedication to duties and beliefe in shared vision of the past governors who had in one way or the other contributed to the upliftment of the palace into a modern building,

He said when the current democracy started in 1999, Lagos was in total bankruptcy but due to endurance of all, “Lagos has become what it is today and it will only get better with the type of Fashola in administartion.”

Okunnu, Oba Adetona, Olagbegi all spoke glowingly of Fashola’s administration and for making the building a reality in their own life time.

Fashola acknowledges Tinubu’s efforts

The governor in his brief comments, acknowledged the efforts and support of his predecessor Tinubu, who he said initiated the move to build the new palace.

“What we are here to commemorate is the dream that has been for long as successive military administrators and governors have contributed in no small means to the palace renewal with Tinubu administration being most impactful.Also, it was not just a government project but a project pursued with passion by Oba Akiolu.”

While stressing that everyone has a role to play in preserving their heritage, Fashola disclosed plans by his administration to bring in experts to work out ways of fully preserving the history of Lagos State.

“We will continue to ensure the renewal of Oba’s and chiefs’ palaces in the state. Already, some palaces are at different stages of completion. I feel humbled and delighted to have contributed in one way or the other to the preservation of our traditional institution,” Fashola said.

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Comment by Gabriel Edem Archibong on May 27, 2010 at 2:54pm
It is true that politics is done in the night while event watchers react during the day. What must have happened in the long nights in the past - I still wonder. In any case the duo of Ashiwaju and Fashola present us with a unique style and pragmatism that should be emulated at the national level. Its time all this Tinubu vs Marwa, Fashola vs Tinubu stopped.
Comment by Ola Olabode on May 27, 2010 at 12:29am
God be merciful to our Great Nation Nigeria. Hugs to Nigerians. Don't worry we're taking over.
Comment by Moses K Tawose on May 26, 2010 at 5:30am
It's welcome that he now turns around endorsing for second term and even if he didn't it doesn't matter because people can see what Fashola did than when he- Tinubu was there as the Governor of Lagos State.
Governor Fashola afterall is human and nobody expect perfection from him and neither can he satisfy all no matter all the effort he might exert. Our eyes can testify about what he's doing so he deserve a second term so to round up what's left on his agenda or his legacy. Keep it up Governor Fashola Eko o oni ba je oooo......Eko Akete Ile Ogbon Aromi sa l'egbe l'egbe.........!!!
Comment by mohammed ojobarp bakare on May 25, 2010 at 7:27pm
Eko oni baje ni asiko Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola ati ni gbogbo igba. Amin.
Comment by DANIEL EDOBOR on May 25, 2010 at 6:34pm
Nice one, though am not surprised to hear about Tinubu's endorsement of Fashola for a 2nd term,it was meant to come sooner or later. CARRY GO FASHOLA, EKO ONI BA JE OOOOOOOOO, ASHEEEEEEEEEE.....
Comment by omojola olatunji patrick on May 25, 2010 at 3:00pm
Another cap has been added to Fasholas head, but he should always respect OJUYOBO anyday and at anytime. EKO ONI BAJE OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Comment by Alimson Adekunle Adams on May 25, 2010 at 2:22pm
Just watch out.
Comment by Akurise55 on May 25, 2010 at 2:05pm
CARRY ON, WE BACK U WITH PRAYER, MAY GOD SHOW THE WAY FORWARD. AMEN
Comment by Chika Ilonwa on May 25, 2010 at 12:58pm
Carry go Fashola - The best governor ever in 9ja!
Comment by Jamiu on May 25, 2010 at 11:32am
EKO O NI BAJE OOOOOOO. FASHOLA CARRY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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