Is Fashola’s Second Term In Lagos A Failure?

Lady Gbeborun's Blog

The celebrated Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, is in his second term in office. The governor, who came into office in 2007, has spent six years of his eight-year tenure. But the lawyer turned politician does not like to count his years in office. He has since assumption of office preferred to measure his stewardship as the chief executive of Nigeria’s most important state in the days he has spent as governor.

Although it appears Fashola is cruising comfortably as the state’s number one citizen, it has not always been a smooth ride…

In 2007, against all opposition from all the major contenders in his party, the governor emerged to fly his party’s flag in the governorship election of that year.

He, of course, owed his emergence to his predecessor and leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, who stood his ground and fought off other…

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