Fasehun says ex-governor’s ministerial appointment is ‘overfeeding’

Fashola was appointed Minister for Power, Works and Housing by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 11.


Leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Dr Frederick Fasehun has described the triple ministerial portfolio given to former Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola as overfeeding.

Fasehun made the comment on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, via a statement, according to Punch.

Fashola was appointed Minister for Power, Works and Housing by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 11.

The statement reads in part:

“Fashola must shun projects like those that became controversial during his tenure as governor, including installing tollgates on the highways and building highbrow government houses that were priced beyond the reach of the poor.”

“Fashola’s image will be further enhanced if he embarks on the mass provision of low-cost housing for the poor and other programmes that will improve the living standards of the average Nigerian.”

“We always had the faith that with his achievements in Lagos, Fashola would someday attain a higher level but we least expected it would be in the form of being overfed with three major ministries.”

“However, all that glitters is not gold. But as nothing is impossible with God, we hope and pray that this heavy load will be featherweight so that he can meet the expectations of Nigerians generally, not Lagosians alone.”

Fasehun made headlines in March 2015 when he was caught on video boasting that he was part of a group of people that forced former Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman (INEC), Attahiru Jega to postpone Nigeria’s general elections.

The elections, which were due to begin on February 14, were moved to March 2, after Jega was warned that no security would be provided for the polls if he insisted on conducting them on the proposed date.

Fasehun stated in the video that the then INEC Chairman was forced to postpone the polls because it appeared that then President Goodluck Jonathan would lose to Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Jonathan eventually lost to Buhari becoming the first incumbent Nigerian president to be voted out of office.


Watch video of Fasehun boasting about election postponement below:


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