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Gov. Fashola implores Pres. Jonathan to Publicly Denounce His Wife’s Inflammatory Comments

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Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to publicly denounce the First Lady’s comments she made at a rally in Calabar, which many have described as inflammatory.

The governor gave his perspective on the matter while hosting Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission,  Chidi Odinkalu, at the State House, Marina, Lagos, Daily Post reports.

Fashola stated that:

“When some people say if the president did not win an election, this will happen and the president kept quiet, what message is he sending to Nigerians? He is telling us that we are not safe if he doesn’t win. The president must speak up and reassure Nigerians that the country must be safe no matter the outcome of the election. That is his responsibility.

It is not enough to sign a peace accord but to act it. If the president wants to campaign in any state 24 hours, he is allowed but there are things he must publicly dissociate himself from.

He must publicly dissociate himself from his wife’s inciting comments, he must. He must disown them and his leadership will be defined by whether he does it himself or ask his aides to go and say it. When all is said and done, this election will define his tenure for many reasons.”

25 Comments

  1. cletus okeh

    March 12, 2015 at 7:16 am

    you dont have respect mr fashola. dont you know you are talking to nigeria president

    • onlooker

      March 12, 2015 at 7:48 am

      you dont have respect mr cletus dont you know you are talking to lagos governor

    • Kingston

      March 12, 2015 at 8:12 am

      Cletus is obviously an idiot. Don’t waste your time.

    • ola

      March 12, 2015 at 9:48 am

      the name cletus is enough to show he is a moron

    • Mewe

      March 12, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Ola what’s wrong with the name Cletus? The ignorance on this blog by people that think they know is baffling! Insulting someone’s name for what? Please carry your ignorance and disappear

  2. TRUTH

    March 12, 2015 at 8:35 am

    That serious Mr. Kingston

  3. Pryceless 'oap

    March 12, 2015 at 8:36 am

    I just love this country, come rain or shine ,there is always something to laugh about. smh for our dramatic politicians…

  4. Debs

    March 12, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Mr Fashola, the way you are going about this election thingy, one would think you are a contestant in the race. Lagos state governorship is being campaigned for by you and not d APC contestant himself. I used to like but your rants this election period has changed my perception of you. You must really have a high stake in this coming election for all these your drama. This issue is becoming boring. Patience has issued a statement that she is for Peace; let us leave it at that and observe instead of over-flogging the issue. Continue with your campaigns in Lagos state. Shebi you people said your Lagos party members will be fasting till election; concentrate on that pls.

  5. hushhush

    March 12, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Emmm Aboki,Aboki,Abokiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii run run bring tetracycline for Fashola’s mouth, he has started stoolling trash again from his mouth!!!!!

    Fashola until you caution Buhari for his hate speeches and the entire members i will assuming you are spitting trash.

    FKK,Fashola,Fayose are in the same category unbridled mouth.

    The only difference is their party.

  6. ssah

    March 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

    honestly, why do we have to resort to name-calling? if you don’t agree with someone’s view on politics or anything, do you have to be abusive? ……..which even shows that some of you sef, if/when you go into politics, you’ll be worse than the people there right now
    @Kingston….calling him an “idiot” is way off

  7. Beeeee

    March 12, 2015 at 9:33 am

    This attack on Mrs. Patience Jonathan, the First Lady is beginning to look like these men (cry babies) are not comfortable with an outspoken woman. While I may not be a fan of her antics all the time, but I think its time to leave her alone. When Buhari made inflammatory comments that caused people to lose their lives, did anyone in his report him to any international organizations? Amaechi has been making inflammatory comments for years now, has any APC person come out to publicly denounce the comments. Even some of my fellow PDP (male) members have made inflammatory comments during this election period. I don’t see anyone crying about it. These so-called men are not happy that a woman is in the fore front speaking her mind and impacting other women. Fashola, like i said earlier, please spend these remaining months and preserve your so-called legacy. And like Debs said, you are not the one running for office. All the bad mouthing all of you have done against PDP and the President, you still have the mouths to complain. All you politicians are the same, bunch of hypocrites.

  8. DIMBO ATIYA

    March 12, 2015 at 9:54 am

    THEY HAVE BEEN CALLING HER ALL SORTS OF NAMES, WRITTEN HER OFF AND CALLED HER ‘USELESS”. THEN SHE MAKES A STATEMENT AND SUDDENLY THEY ARE TAKING HER SERIOUS. REPORTING HER TO ICC. BUNCH OF JOKERS. I KEEP SAYING THIS APC PEOPLE ARE INTOLERANT AND WILL CAGE PEOPLE IF BY ANY CHANCE THEY WIN THIS ELECTION. FROM BUHARI, OSIBANJO TO TINUBU ALL SUING PEOPLE FOR SPEAKING THEIR MINDS. I DONT SUPPORT ANY FORM OF VIOLENCE BUT IF ANYONE BELIEVES THAT A STATEMENT FROM PATIENCE JONATHAN CAN CAUSE ANY FORM OF VIOLENCE THAT PERSON IS THE FOOLISH ONE NOT HER.

    • CONGLOMERATE

      March 12, 2015 at 10:41 am

      You are a stupid nonentity, if you think that such statement made by Patience Jonathan cannot be acted upon by political thugs to perpetuate Violent attacks. Let the role be reversed, say Buhari’s wife made such statement, we all know what would have been the result and melt down. It’s beginning to seem like Nigerians are okay with mediocrity, Poverty and crass behavior. I weep for you all.

    • Mewe

      March 12, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Quick to insult, slow to make any sense…. have a seat

  9. sug

    March 12, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Gbam!!!!!! Beeeeee and Dimbo, you nailed it.
    they are just insecure people

  10. zandy

    March 12, 2015 at 10:37 am

    @ Beeee we elected GEJ as the president not his wife. I can’t imagine my boss’ wife coming to interfere with our operation or being a member of any panel just because her husband is a boss

    • Beeeee

      March 12, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      That’s fair. Is Patience Jonathan the only Nigerian First Lady to “”interfere” during her husband’s presidency? Lets call a spade a spade. Most of her the attacks on her are because she is an outspoken “minority” woman and these men think a woman should “know her place”. So the fact that a woman is outspoken means that her husband has to “control” her? Like i said earlier, I may not agree with all her antics but I respect her for still for being herself in spite of all the insults…. and there have been a lot of them. But hey, if she put herself out there, she should be able to take the insults too abi? lol

    • Funms

      March 12, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      I don’t agree she’s being bashed for being an outspoken “minority” woman. Totally disagree with that. She’s being bashed because she has taken her outspoken ish to the point that she usurps the position/authority on of her husband the President!
      That’s the issue that needs to be dealt with.

  11. Gbaam

    March 12, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Fashola has proved all of us wrong, and has confirmed being a chip of the old wild wild west phenomenon exhibiting and spiting hate and brigandage like the area boys of this axis. I have seen beyond this sophistry masked in sophistication. The same one and three pence. Nobody hears Ambode speak anymore, Fashola speaks for him, sprays money and recharge cards on the street of Lagos on roof tops of moving cars. The other from Oshun that wears ankle length trousers was on top of a coaster bus spreading money too. What a country of hypocrites talking change.

  12. poison ivy

    March 12, 2015 at 11:54 am

    If I remember correctly, buhari has said worst.
    APC has tagged her foolish and illiterate, why take the words of a foolish illiterate serious, because I wouldn’t.
    Her husband is a big disappointment to us all but I love dame. She’s a great woman,wife and mother. That’s all I see when I look at her.

  13. me

    March 12, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Good to know people are thinking.

    Fashola, Lasuth is about to go on strike, you have an out clinic attached directly to the state hospital, a clinic owned by tinubu…instead of making sure the hospital has its own equipment, state roads are extremely bad on the mainland, there are APC posters all over the walls, same walls you asked us not to put posters on, but at every chance you come out and dictate how the govt should and should not be run.

    Dude you have to face your work and family(Lagos), cos its all coming down and you have disappointed most of us. You are not a team player, and have in no way worked hand in hand with this administration to move the country forward.

    I’m just so tired of you.

    • Beeeee

      March 12, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Ah. but he is waiting for Jonathan to come and buy the equipment na…smh……I’m sure some people will start blaming Jona because Chelsea lost yesterday ….hehehehehe

    • Adewakun

      March 13, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Mr oga why not just go back to your state of origin. Im sure you are one of those people that wants to reap where you did not sow.what you can’t do in your state you come to Lagos and do times ten of it. I can bet that youbare from the eastern part. You are just an illiterate like your patience jonathan

  14. Silver spring

    March 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Gov fashola should give me a break! Like seriously u are quick to condemn this woman buh couldn’t say a word wen d likes of amechi, Buhari nd lots of apc were making inflamatory statement plus u ve found solace in insulting d office of d president and his entire family. Plz mind ur state as u re not d only gov in d opposition party.

  15. Shopperoflife

    March 13, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Fashola is grabbing at straws. He must be the most unhappy seating Gov in Nigeria. Imagine not being able to nominate a councilorship candidate not to talk of your successor. Tinubu do you bad thing. Toothless Gov’. De man wan be minister reason for the recent diarrhea of the mouth.

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