Monday, February 23, 2015 3:40 pm
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has revealed that President Goodluck Jonathan distributed dollars to political supporters during the five days he spent in Lagos.
He said during those five days, the president was holding meetings with different groups in order to win their favour and splashed dollars on them.
The governor spoke after inspecting projects in Lekki area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria, on Sunday.
During the five days, Jonathan reached out to different groups such as traditional rulers, cooperative societies, market women and others in his bid to garner support for his ambition which might be one of the reasons for the postponement of the elections from February to 28 March and 11 April.
The governor was reacting to a statement credited to Jonathan that he would liberate Lagosians from bondage.
He asked the president to attempt to spend the five days he spent in Lagos at Chibok in Borno State.
“I want to assume that he did not make a statement that he would deliver Lagos residents from bondage. The question to ask Mr. President is whether he had come to free them from bondage.
“He was here for five days meeting with different people and groups, distributing money in dollars. It is an un-presidential statement made in an act of desperation. That means he lived in bondage in five days if he had come into the state to free people. If he can live here for five days moving with patrol vehicles that we paid for, let him go and spend five days in Chibok and he will know what bondage is,” he said.