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Gov. Fashola Blames Yesterday’s Lekki Robbery on Pres. Jonathan’s Presence in Lagos

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Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola stated that the Lekki robbery incident yesterday that left four people dead, occurred because of President Goodluck Jonathan‘s visit to Lagos.

Fashola made the accusations during the Buhari Meets Nigerian Entertainers program in Lagos on Thursday, Sahara TV reports.

In the video below, Fashola can be heard saying:

“Today is a very sad day because this afternoon we lost three policemen in a robbery in Lekki and it was the first of its type in a very long time. And I also know that perhaps what will be would have been but it was sad to see all our security vehicles and personnel deployed to protect one man. All the vehicles we bought for the police were stationed to receive the President in Lagos while the citizens were left vulnerable. Those policemen have children. And tonight, their mothers will  have to explain to them why daddy is not coming home. I pray their souls rest in peace…”

Video Credit: Sahara TV

69 Comments

  1. ssah

    March 13, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    wasn’t Buhari also in Lagos? We are seriously going to tie ever mishap to the president? haba!
    Neither Jonathan nor Buhari caused what happened…

    • Sugar

      March 13, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Even when mama nkechi’s blouse was stolen on the wire she blamed Jonathan. Some people will soon blame Jonathan for dr inability to apply makeup perfectly

    • ak

      March 13, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      Is FASHOLA on crack?

      Oga, stop smoking whatever Tinubu is giving you o

    • marx

      March 13, 2015 at 11:45 pm

      Exactly gurl,,,,i said it that Fashola is over hyped by Tinubu with media paid with lagos money while they over tax lagosians, double tax non indigenes, increase school fees, oppres the poor, leave areas they poor live in Lagos to remain eye sour and gutter,,,,charge tol fees inside lagos, render accounts to tinubu daily ,,,,,,,,Ambode is indeed another boy boy gov in the waiting must swear allegiance and loyalty to him and emperor tinubu to render daily accounts to them, awar them all the major contracts,,,i knew Fashola is empty when he made double speak by tellin Lagosians not to vote a mere 60yrs old man that loks 50 actually, while shouting like a conductor at every rally and insulting the presidnet in APC rallies telling Nigerians to vote 80 years oops is it 74 yrs old man that is senile and cant even remeber his fone num nor the name of his running mate…..wel the whole of lagos money they have invested in APC camapaign so as to recoup it when buhari will give them our oil wells will surely make him, Tinubu and amaechi go mad when GEJ eventually wins in mar 28th,,,i pity lagos if they vote in APC again,,,they speed at which tinubu and fashola will recoup their money through overtaxing lagosians in different aspect will be deadly,,wat has he achieve in lagos that federal govt allocates several billions to free to develop it,,,govt builds lagos road, airport, seaport, etc and fashola claims credit for what he did not do,,,,,coomon light rail he started maing noise about for donkey years, has remained under contruction for 8yrs,,,,yet he can double speak against r president and insult him at every slightest mistake,,,i pity u gullible lagosians that fall to fashola and APC deceit and while him and Tinubu epxand their estate on ur sweat,,,,,,thank God fro abuja,,,very soon the chicken will come home to roast in APC,,,,,,

  2. Ding!!!

    March 13, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    this is not you Fashola……don’t play this game of apportioning blames, it doesn’t raise the dead. may their souls rest in peace.

    • Bleed Blue

      March 13, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      Honestly, this is not him.

      He’s being sucked into the abyss of this childish blame game going on between both parties.

      Fashola, please do well to retract your statement and focus on working hard to bring the robbers to justice (if at all that can be achieved).

  3. Ivy

    March 13, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Pardon me, but this is the most stupid comment Fashola has made. Why will you as GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE deploy all your state’s police vehicles to d airport for Jonathan? Do we have just one police vehicle? Didn’t u hear that the armed robbers were intelligent enough to escape by water? How many police checkpoints are in lekki1? Isn’t it just the one at ikoyi bridge roundabout? & what do the police men do when u pass and get stopped? Anything for your boy? WHAT IS THIS?
    I do not support Buhari, neither do i support Goodluck…..i’m not even voting but this insulting of governors and presidents have to stop biko.
    So the widows of the policemen should tell their kids, “ur father isn’t coming home because all the police vehicles were deployed to Jonathan’s side which led to armed robbers going to lekki1 to rob and they killed ur father? Fashola please talk in a more sensible way.

    • Ayotunde1000

      March 13, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      Excuse me!!! IGP controls the police and not Fashola, why do you play tricks n politics with innocent lives. If you know Lekki well, you will know that most places where police are often stationed like the roundabout where deserted because they had to receive ur drunken president.

    • Kimmy

      March 13, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      Oh puleeease! And how did he knw all the police men in Lagos went to welcome the president?

    • mr marsh

      March 15, 2015 at 7:12 am

      dont mind my correction, but fashola is not in control of the police force. jonathan is. he could very well deploy every policeman in lagos to chad if it caught his fancy. having said that, i must still acknowledge that this sort of mud slinging is beneath fashola. its disappointing.

  4. bruno

    March 13, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    fashola you sound ridiculous. can u hear yourself right

    fashola stop using the death of 3 policemen to further you own personal apc interests and agenda, shame on you. you have zero respect for the dead.

    “Those
    policemen have children. And tonight, their
    mothers will have to explain to them why
    daddy is not coming home”

    fashola pls, as if you give a damn. nonsense.

    may those police officers souls rest in peace.

    • bruno

      March 13, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      I meant “can you hear yourself right now”

  5. Ada

    March 13, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Dear Fashola, accepting responsibility is a good trait of leadership. This statement is a cheap publicity. Moving on, so all of a sudden buari is the saviour we have been waiting for, the one to wipe our tears away!!! This is why Nigeria will never forge ahead. This man was once head of state under military regime and achieved nothing, rather he was responsible for a lot of atrocities, yet my people say he is the ‘change’ we need.

  6. debs

    March 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    I hope this man does not develop mental issues because of this election. Really? Like seriously? Fashola!! It could take years to build a reputation and days to ruin it. So all the successful bank robberies that have happened in lagos were also caused by GEJ. Oh! well, I guess your investment in this election campaigns must not be in vain; they must yeild profit by fire by force

  7. ify

    March 13, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    stupid statement from you fashola

  8. Femi D

    March 13, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I am disappointed that Fashola is stooping so low to play the dirtiest type of political blame game in the face of tragedy. Is this the first bank armed robbery in Lagos? Was the president visiting whenever they occur? . This sounds like the type of rabble rousing that somebody like FKK would indulge in. A governor cannot have his cake and eat it at the same time. When something goes right in your state, you take the credit and accept the glory. But when something bad happens, you want to wash your hands of it and find somebody to blame. It’s not good leadership. I have always considered Fashola an upright man. This is beneath him.

  9. Ochouba Chidinma

    March 13, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    So President GEJ Must be blamed for every Bad Thing Happening In Nigeria?…..na wa o…. make una Free That Man mbok!

  10. Bussy

    March 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I am really disappointed in Fashola. It is always painful if you meet stupidity where you expect to meet wisdom. Why should everything be about politics? Wonder the kind of leadership APC will give us at the end? Shifting blames,not taking responsibility. GOD help us

  11. Mz Socially Awkward...

    March 13, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    It’s amazing what election politricks has started transforming previously sensible people into, nowadays. A bit akin to watching an uncle you had the utmost respect for, getting completely drunk at a family event and doing silly things like twerking or falling face first into his food…

    Although, with Gov. Fashola, I get the sense of these public statements being made to please certain others hidden from view… but I still don’t want him to turn into the party attack dog that Rotimi Amaechi has clearly become.

  12. SEEN ALL

    March 13, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Diapers and Politicians… Change them often, both for the same reason.

    • NagosBigBoi

      March 13, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      Very good one! More kudos to you if this was original!

  13. Niola

    March 13, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    I don’t like the pinpointing but you lots ve to remember that there is no such thing as strate police or state security officials. The type if federalism we operate does not allow for devolution of powers to the state so yes GEJ can request for all the security personnel in Lagos state and they will hurriedly oblige because ether are under the auspices of the fed gov! Well yesterday my colleagues flight was delayed because they had to keep hovering the clouds because GEJ plane had landed and so they couldn’t land any other planes so yes in Nigeria the president does enjoy absolute powers bad that is why GEJ wants to die there oo

    • Ada

      March 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      Yes GEJ enjoys absolute power but I disagree that all mobile police were deployed to him upon arrival in lagos.

    • NagosBigBoi

      March 13, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      But the same thing (flights prevented from landing or taking off) happens when Obama flies into any non-military airport in the US. Obama does not enjoy absolute power. It is all about security and we all have to live with the disruptions to secure our #1 citizen.

    • Reverse

      March 13, 2015 at 7:32 pm

      so what do they collect security vote for? Owambes?

    • ada nnewi

      March 13, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      This was the same reason for the Dana air crash. The plane couldn’t land cause P baby commanded the airspace as she had to be in oriental for an event. Why do you think Dana got their license back so quickly….As much as I think Fashola is being silly,but the traffic chaos GEJ causes every time he’s in Lagos causes hoodlums to operate more freely…

    • Slice

      March 13, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      It’s a lie. That story has been debunked a thousand times

    • ada nnewi

      March 14, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Nope it’s very true and I have credible sources to prove it, that was why Stella oduah and co kept mute…once they fund out about the crash she snuck back into abj cause she knew [email protected] would hit the fan, if the truth was uncovered and Dana kept mute to get some form of compensation and to keep their license as well as get some waivers…

    • Anon

      March 13, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      That is why you Buhari wants to die there. He wants a state burial. We no go greee oh!!!

    • sly

      March 17, 2015 at 9:04 am

      SO GEJ is responsible for the other robberies also ??

      How many times have u heard of policemen coming to civilians rescue??
      Someone even called the SARS on that day , the response was ” So far they are not in your estate no need to come” is that GEJ also??

  14. bosun ogweh

    March 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    I’m very disappointed in Gov fashola……wao

  15. Spotty

    March 13, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    I am so shocked by statements coming out from Fashola’s mouth this days. Your excellency we hold you in high. Esteem and was saying one day you will be the President that we need but you broke our heart. You are becoming soo petty no wonder the undeserve gray hair all over, You are losing it.

  16. bb

    March 13, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I said it a few weeks ago that Fashola is unravelling before eyes. Dude, abeg stop making us doubt the respect and intelligence we believe you have or are you worried about the huge investments (Lagos money) you’ve made to the GMB campaign. I have been an APC sympathizer since 2014 when they launched their code of conduct. I was impressed by them and the funny thing is am Ijaw from Rivers State, when they accepted Amaechi into their fold, I did not like it because that guy is a thief, do you realize that rivers state gets 35-40 billion a month (allocation + igr). Meanwhile, the population of rivers state is just 3.5 million indigenes and 2.5 million non indigenes but compare Port Harcourt and Lagos with the same resources.
    PH is a glorified village, he has not even paid salaries for 10 months, I bit my tongue and I still supported them. In fact, I hardly talk to my family and older brother as per the only APC supporter in the house, but I have been seeing the ethnic insults to GEJ, go back to otuoke, University of Pitakwa, etc, and am like is this how APC will run Nigeria. I am beginning to strongly suspect that oil licenses is the reason for all this GEJ must go, na so. Other parts of Nigeria are sitting on their wealth and sharing the resources of one group to feed the rest of the nation. I don’t know why I have a feeling that if GMB wins that he is going to commit genocide on Ijaw land under the guise of stoping oil theft, Amechi hates Ijaws, we are 45% of the population of Rivers State, he does not give us contracts, jobs, he does not build roads in our areas, even though 90% of the oil in Rivers is in Ijaw areas, 98% of the scholarships given to Rivers students to go abroad was given to his towns people yet despite him, we still succeed and thrive! The kalabari’s, bonny’s, opobo’s and Okirika’s have been going to School, scholarship or no Scholarship, now he is planning genocide on us with Buhari. I am done trying to form nationalist Nigerian when I know that everybody is doing tribe, I am an IJAW woman and I am proud of it, GEJ is the man whether my mama fine na my mama. Him and deiziani can steal all they want. after all na our money. The money Hausa’s and Yoruba people have been stealing since 1960 IS IT their money? Otedola and ALAKIJA is the oil their father’s money, so some people have the right to steal and others should watch them steal na so! GEJ TILL 2019…

    • Mewe

      March 13, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      Truer words have never been uttered! Case closed

    • Prefect

      March 14, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      @bb: this is the only reason why i sincerely sympathise with tribalist from the NigerDelta. You do not understand what development means. you have no idea how people are emacipated from pevrty. that is the reason why PH will look like a village compared to Lagos. stolen monies do not put you on Forbes List. Your people will steal and keep the monies abroad. you area will remain underdeveloped until Jesus comes because you encourage thieves who are visionless. the yourubas will never mortgage their future on the alter on tribalism.

      We must learn to celebrate things that make sense if not, the northerns who have the land mass and population strength will always lead. as a non- Ijaw, i am too sure Jonathan has done you guys no good and trust me. empowreing militants and giving contract is not good. if he feels he can come back with Ijaw people’s vote alone and SE people, let him carry on. we detribalised Nigerians will let him know that he needs the vote of Majority of Nigerians to be Nigerian president.

      he must understand that you have to be a Nigerian before you can lead Nigeria. He can be an Ijaw leader but he must re-orientate himself.

      Enough said

    • bb

      March 14, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      Prefect I don’t know what information you have about me to be so certain that I don’t understand development and how to eliminate poverty. I don’t mean to sound cocky but I have had some of the best education you can get in the world (ivy league and the golden triangle of British Uni’s). So I know what development is as to your claims that GEJ is relying on Ijaw and Ibo votes.
      – Yoruba’s have had the presidency recently. So he could not have made you VP, or Senate President. He gave Yoruba’s the position of Speaker and what did then ACN under Tinubu do. They formed an alliance with Tambuwal and gave their position to him. How is that GEJ’s fault? Under GEJ , Folourunsho Alakija won the Supreme Court case that returned 60% of her oil company to her that had been taken by Obasanjo. You have 3 of the most important cabinet positions that will determine Nigeria’s wealth in the future ( ICT, Agriculture and Trade and Investment).
      – A Yoruba man is the head of LNG – Nigeria’s future wealth.
      -In Bayelsa state , the heart of Ijaw land all the members of the Governor’s cabinet were born in Lagos. They barely speak any Ijaw language. They all speak Yoruba, go and see the contracts their Yoruba friends are getting. Why do people not think and just call what is red, blue?

      – Now as to the militant question, I don’t know why people like to pretend. Why is everybody angry that GEJ gives them contracts, why do we expect a different standard for some people and not others. Nigeria is built on patronage, how did Dangote and oTEDOLA get rich, was it not by OBJ, how did Alakija, Uzor Kalu and Adenuga get rich, is it not IBB, all this Hausa billionaires is it not through the years of Hausa political patronage they got rich and so because they have been rich for a while their ill gotten wealth is respectable and the Niger Delta militants are low lifes. Is Tinubu more deserving of wealth than the militants?
      I am not supporting criminality but in this GEJ matter there is huge ethnic prejudice as if who is he to be the President? This Niger Delta militants that you look down upon, are they not human. The majority of them are middle class and educated that’s why you can even negotiate with them unlike Boko Haram. Asari Dokubo’s father was a High Court Judge, he is a Prince. Tompolo is a graduate, he had a high paying job, the Niger Delta struggle was genuine but the contempt we show to the Niger Delta miltants, we don’t even show the same to Boko Haram. There is a lot of ethnic prejudice against GEJ for no reason, go back to the creeks, Pitakwa, what is that all about?

    • Mewe

      March 15, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      You people like to act as if Lagos was developed due to the ingenuity of the Yoruba man… wrong! Why is Ibadan not like Lagos then? Lagos was developed as the capital of Nigeria not because of any ingenuity on the part of Yorubas! Their politicians are same with others all over the country, greedy and corrupt! Detribalized my foot, you think you’re better than Niger delta militants? Please sympathise with yourself, you need a reality check…

  17. John

    March 13, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Hahahahahahs characteristics of APC.
    Fayose,Fashola,Fani have one and same trait.
    Fayose is even better than the rest two because Fayose substantiate his claims.
    What a lame talk
    And we were routing that APC should produce Fashola for President.
    We for don enter one chance. And if they criticize him he will start calling Nigerians names oni we re ,oloshi , your papa,your mama. etc.
    This is the SIX weeks of deliverance for PDP.

    APC Shame!!!!

    • Kiki

      March 13, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      You what are you saying?? Abeg re read what you just wrote! Contradictory jargons

  18. Watchthevideofirst

    March 13, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    This caption is misleading. I urge you all to watch the video first. Whether you like it or not, he said the truth. The way i interpreted that video was that he is acknowledging that there was a failure in their strategy. He did not say that it was Jonathan who ordered all the police to protect him so hes not saying its jonathans fault. If anything, it is the fault of whoever ordered all the police to leave their posts to go to protect jonathan. If jonathan was the one, then its his fault.if it was the commander of police then it is his and quite frankly whoever made that order in other countries would be prosecuted.

    Really and truly this is about the bigger issue of govt officials constantly having such large police convoys and thus generating unnecessary traffic and leaving citizens vulnerable. Fashola is one of the VERY FEW governors who doesnt have up to 5cars following him.simple man unlike the lot of them.

    This needs to stop and i hope this unfortunate incident is used as an eyeopener. This must never happen again. May the souls of those who lost their lives rest peacefully. Amin

  19. miss max

    March 13, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Fashola is fast becoming Rotimi. @Niola, that has been the norm since the days of Buhari as a military head of state. Whenever the head of state is in the airport, no plane lands or takes off. During the military era, if it is a short visit, all expected arrivals are cancelled till he leaves. That story of deploying all the police vechicles in Lagos to the airport na bobo juice talk abeg.

  20. Beeeee

    March 13, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    So this is the continuity APC is promising Lagosians….Agbaje went to the crime scene the same night it happened and released a statement. He did not mention anything political….he just offered his condolences. Bros Fashola, since you want us to ask, what form of police presence do you have on the waterways? And what form of communication have you set up between the police on the waterways and the police on the land? At least that should help the police on the land to alert the ones on the water that some robbers are on the water, they could also describe the kind of boat the robbers got away with right? Oh, sorry there’s nothing like that in place. Yet, we see up to 5 policemen in boats escorting expatriates every day. Is it Jonathan that assigned those policemen? What if those robbers attacked passenger boats while they were trying to get away? You people just stay and collect money from boat operators yet nothing is in place to assure their safety. Even if you told a five year old this thing, they would call you clueless…very soon you will turn your own supporters against APC. I thought you were intelligent small, but after this statement, I am shaking my head seriously.

    • NagosBigBoi

      March 13, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      @Beeeee but police is a federal responsibility. E no concern any state gofment. The police protecting VIP and expatraites is agreed by federal gofment.

    • Beeeee

      March 14, 2015 at 5:52 am

      Bros, how are you doing? Anyways, are you telling me that all expatriates with police protection in nigeria only get approval from the federal government? I don’t think so o, but I stand to be corrected. I know we have no state police but I don’t know if I agree with that. Take care! I will get back to you….lol.

  21. Ndubuisi

    March 13, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Give me a break. a whole city like Lagos does not have a police helicopter at list few of them or an active police river patrol boat which should have played a big role in stopping this bank robbers giving the fact that the came in a boat. Blaming president Jonathan visit to Lagos as a reason for this tragedy is pure stupid.

  22. ufuoma

    March 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Fashola u must be a mumu(in British accent)to say this nonsense.may God save u

  23. mercy

    March 13, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Yes he’s right, same thing happened to us at Ikare when he came for his campaign at Ado ekiti, they deployed all the security people to Ado, leaving the neighbouring towns venerable. I’m sure it’s this same set of robbers that came that day. We lost over 20 innocent souls that day. This country is just so pathetic… hisses……

  24. nene+

    March 13, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Indeed this six weeks has really exposed these wolves in sheep clothing.

    My question is how many police officers where with Fashola,Buhari,Tinubu that day?

    Buhari was in Lagos with their complete APC stalwart,does it mean they where not guarded by security agents?

    How many Police men guarded the venue Intercontinental Hotel where Fashola said this?

    Could it be that in other climes President don’t have security????

    These dare devils have severally robbed those banks in that place and escaped via waters and as such Fashola should have invested in bullet proof for these men.

    I feel really sad for these great Nigerian Security men has been depleted yet again.

    As for Fashola i long observed he does not have decorum in his words since 2011 during his debate when he insulted an older man Mr. Randle.

    Fashola was over promoted by Tinubu and here is the consequence. Ambode is another boy boy governor in waiting. May be that one will be drooling Ewedu.-Sorry its graphic but that is my thinking.

    I am not shocked at all i saw it coming.

    • Sigh!

      March 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Buhari is not the Nigerian president, he DOES NOT get to Police officers assigned to him by the government…GEJ is entitled to an entourage to protect his movement in Lagos or wherever.

  25. someone

    March 13, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Fashola is such a big fool. So as a governor, you directed all your policemen to the president and u sat down and watched. For a lawyer, this is very unintelligent. I’m ashamed. After diverting lagoss doctors money to APC campaign he’s coming here to apportion blame. He goat! PDP till 2019! Go and chop shit. Onye ara.

  26. Shopperoflife

    March 13, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    The worms are finally coming out of the wood works. Fashola has always been over hyped. SAN, two a penny. The hustle is real.

    • marx

      March 13, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      Lol u killed it gurl,,,,overhyped by payed media,,,,while he and Tinubu milk Lagos dry, overtax the people, charge non indigenes double tax, charge toll fee, sign phone billions for personal use and APC campaign all in the name of building light rail that will never finish,,,,planning to apoint another boy boy Ambode that willl be rendering account to him and tinubu daily where they milk lagosians dry,,,,i knew he is empty and insincere when he told lagos to vote yonger person than a man who is 60 while he is making noise across Nigeria insulting our president while telling us to vote 80yrs old military dictator who will repay hi and Tinubu all the money they stole from lagos to fund him,,,,,,the will all hug transformer by mar 28th when GEJ ill be returned unnoped by Nigerians,,,,,,bunch of loosers that dwell on deceit

    • marx

      March 13, 2015 at 11:44 pm

      Exactly gurl,,,,i said it that Fashola is over hyped by Tinubu with media paid with lagos money while they over tax lagosians, double tax non indigenes, increase school fees, oppres the poor, leave areas they poor live in Lagos to remain eye sour and gutter,,,,charge tol fees inside lagos, render accounts to tinubu daily ,,,,,,,,Ambode is indeed another boy boy gov in the waiting must swear allegiance and loyalty to him and emperor tinubu to render daily accounts to them, awar them all the major contracts,,,i knew Fashola is empty when he made double speak by tellin Lagosians not to vote a mere 60yrs old man that loks 50 actually, while shouting like a conductor at every rally and insulting the presidnet in APC rallies telling Nigerians to vote 80 years oops is it 74 yrs old man that is senile and cant even remeber his fone num nor the name of his running mate…..wel the whole of lagos money they have invested in APC camapaign so as to recoup it when buhari will give them our oil wells will surely make him, Tinubu and amaechi go mad when GEJ eventually wins in mar 28th,,,i pity lagos if they vote in APC again,,,they speed at which tinubu and fashola will recoup their money through overtaxing lagosians in different aspect will be deadly,,wat has he achieve in lagos that federal govt allocates several billions to free to develop it,,,govt builds lagos road, airport, seaport, etc and fashola claims credit for what he did not do,,,,,coomon light rail he started maing noise about for donkey years, has remained under contruction for 8yrs,,,,yet he can double speak against r president and insult him at every slightest mistake,,,i pity u gullible lagosians that fall to fashola and APC deceit and while him and Tinubu epxand their estate on ur sweat,,,,,,thank God fro abuja,,,very soon the chicken will come home to roast in APC,,,,,,

  27. lio

    March 13, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Disappointment all around.We are the laughing stock of the world has 200 mill mumu and counting.Your citizens are starting to become tired of the BS and shedding blood as they like.You will be suprised when you are next.remember to always care for thy neighbor as thyself.

  28. Shopperoflife

    March 13, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Ops! Woodwork.

  29. Iris

    March 13, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Honestly I’m tired of these APC-PDP squabbles when bigger things are happening that require people to unite. ISIS has accepted Book Haram’s pledge of allegiance and these ones are here bandying words. We need the government to collectively sit up and do their goddamned jobs!

  30. Imose

    March 13, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Hmmmm, you all have said it all !! The latest lagbaja’s 200million Mumu song still reminiscing in my thoughts . I keep asking my self this question “how did we get here?? ”
    It could be likened to a child who grew up and thought growing up would be fun . Alas it’s a trap!!
    Words fail me now can’t even express the way I feel one thing for sure I know we are getting closer to a revolution !! When the hunter will become the hunted ! Smh

  31. ceetoo

    March 13, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Fash is so right this happens all the time
    Is it the Traffic? Or blocking of roads. Na today

  32. barbie

    March 13, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Dis. Apc. Pple like talk trash abt de office of d president all de time. Dey hav so damage de honour of dat office dat I wonder if der will still be any dignity left by de time oga buhari will occupy it. Everyting wey no bi apc, bot or gmb no bi good ting. . Fashola wen dem make chief justice of de federation u if bring dis matter up bt for. Nw go dye those gray hair. U look so unkept.

  33. marx

    March 13, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    lol,,,,i said it that Fashola is over hyped by Tinubu with media paid with lagos money while they over tax lagosians, double tax non indigenes, increase school fees, oppres the poor, leave areas they poor live in Lagos to remain eye sour and gutter,,,,charge tol fees inside lagos, render accounts to tinubu daily ,,,,,,,,Ambode is indeed another boy boy gov in the waiting must swear allegiance and loyalty to him and emperor tinubu to render daily accounts to them, awar them all the major contracts,,,i knew Fashola is empty when he made double speak by tellin Lagosians not to vote a mere 60yrs old man that loks 50 actually, while shouting like a conductor at every rally and insulting the presidnet in APC rallies telling Nigerians to vote 80 years oops is it 74 yrs old man that is senile and cant even remeber his fone num nor the name of his running mate…..wel the whole of lagos money they have invested in APC camapaign so as to recoup it when buhari will give them our oil wells will surely make him, Tinubu and amaechi go mad when GEJ eventually wins in mar 28th,,,i pity lagos if they vote in APC again,,,they speed at which tinubu and fashola will recoup their money through overtaxing lagosians in different aspect will be deadly,,wat has he achieve in lagos that federal govt allocates several billions to free to develop it,,,govt builds lagos road, airport, seaport, etc and fashola claims credit for what he did not do,,,,,coomon light rail he started maing noise about for donkey years, has remained under contruction for 8yrs,,,,yet he can double speak against r president and insult him at every slightest mistake,,,i pity u gullible lagosians that fall to fashola and APC deceit and while him and Tinubu epxand their estate on ur sweat,,,,,,thank God fro abuja,,,very soon the chicken will come home to roast in APC,,,,,,

  34. fleur

    March 14, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Governor Fashola. Please do not reduce yourself to a talking head. You are so much more. Please dont let APC people create meaningless and childish slogans that will taint you. Dont forget that even though you are banded with them for the common goal of today, you are still a threat to many of them who aspire to the highest office. They will feed you stuff to get your name and repute sullied. Stick to verifiable and statistically defensible facts.

  35. fashola

    March 14, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Exactly gurl,,,,i said it that Fashola is over hyped by Tinubu with media paid with lagos money while they over tax lagosians, double tax non indigenes, increase school fees, oppres the poor, leave areas they poor live in Lagos to remain eye sour and gutter,,,,charge tol fees inside lagos, render accounts to tinubu daily ,,,,,,,,Ambode is indeed another boy boy gov in the waiting must swear allegiance and loyalty to him and emperor tinubu to render daily accounts to them, awar them all the major contracts,,,i knew Fashola is empty when he made double speak by tellin Lagosians not to vote a mere 60yrs old man that loks 50 actually, while shouting like a conductor at every rally and insulting the presidnet in APC rallies telling Nigerians to vote 80 years oops is it 74 yrs old man that is senile and cant even remeber his fone num nor the name of his running mate…..wel the whole of lagos money they have invested in APC camapaign so as to recoup it when buhari will give them our oil wells will surely make him, Tinubu and amaechi go mad when GEJ eventually wins in mar 28th,,,i pity lagos if they vote in APC again,,,they speed at which tinubu and fashola will recoup their money through overtaxing lagosians in different aspect will be deadly,,wat has he achieve in lagos that federal govt allocates several billions to free to develop it,,,govt builds lagos road, airport, seaport, etc and fashola claims credit for what he did not do,,,,,coomon light rail he started maing noise about for donkey years, has remained under contruction for 8yrs,,,,yet he can double speak against r president and insult him at every slightest mistake,,,i pity u gullible lagosians that fall to fashola and APC deceit and while him and Tinubu epxand their estate on ur sweat,,,,,,thank God fro abuja,,,very soon the chicken will come home to roast in APC,,,,,,

  36. nnenne

    March 14, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Mr.Fash, as the able governor of Lagos you saw this loophole and did nothing?
    Some people say Federal government controls the police department. Did you notify them about the looming danger?
    As a great leader, aren’t you supposed to have foresight?
    I Hate it when politicians think we are morons! !!

  37. JOE ODEY

    March 14, 2015 at 1:29 am

    The Govnr whom it owed respect for the past but sinking in words due to electioneering campaign. How many police vehicles station atg the former Gvnr’s house at Ikoyi? How many vehicles and police mobile men and conventional policemen stationed in the toll gate, LCC? How many same officers and vehicles station at Ikoyi/lekki new bridge toll gate even where the heat of the path way for the robbers. How many waters ways gun boat or marine police patrol team he provided on ground. OR all these locations vehicles and men were also drafted to cover Mr president visit? How many time he has complained when baba do come to Lagos and taken helicopter to Ota and yet Ikeja and Abeokuta aisles will be blocked with policemen and vehicles for almost 24hrs. Respect is a reciprocal. Thanks.

    • ada nnewi

      March 14, 2015 at 9:22 am

      Please rephrase your comment, it made no sense…

    • Beeeee

      March 14, 2015 at 11:50 am

      You got your message across..thank you

  38. Ayoola

    March 14, 2015 at 6:01 am

    What nonsense….Bad president or no bad President, evrybody has the right to move …. where do you want him to stay? in the air?…. abeGii…fashola and all of themshould do their part….face yia state jarey!!!!

  39. Reverse

    March 14, 2015 at 11:24 am

    As someone rightly stated above, Fashola has always been overhyped by paid media! This is the same Fashola who at one point sacked all state doctors because they demanded better conditions of service. The same man who used okadas for his reelection campaign and turned around to ban them set state agencies on them; and now okadas are back on the road so they can be used for election thuggery. If you work in corporate Lagos, be thankful cos they weather most of the shock of Lagos taxation. Go ask businesses, many are taxed into the ground! Do you eat out in Lagos, check your bill and observe the taxes you pay for eating food. Go to computer village and ask, sometimes a nameless agency comes and starts locking up shops for non payment of whatever new levy they think up that morning.

    As for blaming the president for the robbery, is this the first bank robbery in Lagos? Was GEJ in town during all the other robberies? How many police men did Fashola have with him on the day in question? What of Tinubu? Did Fashola raise any alarm prior to the incident that the president had all the security forces assigned to him and warn people? Who controls the waterways? What checks did Lagos state put in place before to ensure waterways aren’t used as escape routes for criminals? what exactly is the security vote for? I guess it’s for sandfilling water and creating multi billion estates unattainable by the common man. Keep fooling those that you can Fashola, we dey look…

  40. chic

    March 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Fashola I shld have expected sure statement from Ameachi & Tinubu that are power desperate, not u. U have just disappointed me. Plssssssssssssssss I beg maintain ur real fashola and continue the good works.

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