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Published On: Tue, Dec 30th, 2014

2015: Jonathan has plunged Nigeria into chronic poverty – Osinbajo, Fashola

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Osinbajo Jonathan Fashola

Osinbajo Jonathan Fashola

…says only those who love hunger will vote PDP

From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos

All Progressives Congress (APC) Vice Presidential candidate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and Lagos state Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday said

President Jonathan has plunged the country into chronic poverty.

The duo speaking at a a town hall meeting with artisans, tradesmen and farmers, organized by the Lagos State Government said the poor state of the nation’s economy has plunged many Nigerians into poverty, reiterating that there must be a change of government at the federal level to liberate Nigerians from poverty.

Osinbajo, a  former Attorney-General of Lagos state,  noted that only those who love poverty and want to remain perpetually in hunger would vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

According to Osinbajo “No one is ignorant of all that is happening to us in this country. No one likes hunger and poverty, but people are hungry. In 2015, only those who love to continue to be hungry would prefer that the government in power at the centre remains there.

“By God’s grace, we would remove them from the seat of power. The people there presently cannot do anything because they don’t know how to. They lack the capacity and capability to govern the country. I pray for the farmers and artisans that the Lord will bless us in the incoming year.”

Fashola noted that if Nigerians observe and analyze the situation of the country critically, they would find that the country is not better off than it was in 2011.

“In politics, promises are important and that was why no one should make promises that they could not fulfill. And that was why we said that the time for I have no shoe is over. This campaign will be on what the present governments have done. And that will help me to defend my record for eight years and I hope that the other party at the central will have the courage to do so.

“The simple question I believe everyone should ask ourselves is: are we better off today than when the President took over power in 2011? Are we safer now compared to 2011? do we have constant power supply in our homes today as promised by the president in 2011? So no one should fight over all these issues,” Fashola said.

On his part, Lagos governorship candidate Akinwunmi Ambode said the APC, from the period of Bola Tinubu to Governor Babatunde Fashola, has continuously provided good governance to the people of the state, saying if voted into power, his government would not deviate from the principle.

Ambode enjoined Lagosians to vote en-mass for the party during the gubernatorial elections as well as for the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammed Buhari (rtd).

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