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Naira Naira Notes: In 2011, Fashola Had No Want To Purchase Votes To Win Election In Lagos – Prof Odinkalu



Amid the continuing brouhaha between some senior chieftains within the ruling Progressives Congress (APC) and the Muhammadu Buhari administration over the contentious naira redesign/cash swap coverage launched by the Central Bank of Nigeria, famend human rights activist and lawyer, Professor Chidi Odinkalu has come out to lampoon these difficult the efficacy of the coverage on the Supreme Court. CONTINUE READING

Talking throughout an interview on NEWS CENTRAL TV’s ‘Politics HQ’ a couple of hours in the past, Odinkalu argued that the actual motive behind the governors difficult the coverage shouldn’t be for the betterment of the lives of Nigerians however merely due to intentions to purchase votes with stashed outdated naira notes working into billions.

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Going additional, the Prof identified that it’s a disgrace that after working the affairs of their states for the previous 8 years, the one means some governors have deliberate to make their individuals vote for them shouldn’t be by interesting to the great work they’ve achieved however somewhat by utilizing stashed money to purchase votes. Based on him, a governor wouldn’t want to purchase votes on Election Day if certainly he took correct care of the individuals of his state for 8 years.

To buttress his level, Odinkalu revealed that again in 2011, Babatunde Raji Fashola didn’t spend a single penny shopping for votes to safe a second time period in workplace as Lagos Governor as a result of the complete state knew he did extraordinarily nicely in his first tenure.

For those who lived in Lagos in 2011 when Raji Fashola ran for a second time period, he didn’t want cash to steer anyone no matter who you supported, the place you got here from, or what occasion you belonged to. Most Lagosians believed that Raji Fashola had achieved greater than sufficient to earn a second time period based mostly on his efficiency. Whether or not you have been Igbo, Ijaw, Yoruba, Efik, or Ibibio, his efficiency spoke for him.

Now, how are you going to run a state for 8 years and all you wish to do is to go and purchase voters? disgrace on these governors. I’m not sorry for saying this.

How can an individual run a state for eight years and all they will consider throughout an election is how they are going to purchase votes? And Nigerians are even debating this challenge? And they’re now combating the CBN Coverage that’s scuttling their plans. It’s simply disgraceful.”

Watch the interview below:

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