Former Governor of Lagos State and Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Babatunde Fashola, has explained why he did not vote on Saturday during the Lagos’ Local Government elections.Reporters and residents around Ward G3, Unit 002, State Senior Grammar School, Itolo, where he normally cast his vote, waited endlessly for the Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Fashola also was not visible ahead of the election to mobilise his constituents to vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC, as was the case when he served as Lagos Governor.
Reacting, his spokesman, Hakeem Bello, said Fashola was busy with official duties.
“The Honourable Minister was in Abuja, busy with his assigned responsibilities. Thanks”, Bello said in a text to newsmen on Sunday.
The Minister has stayed away from Lagos politics and official gathering since 2015.
Fashola failed to attend the Lagos at 50 event organised by the Akinwunmi Ambode administration, attended by all former Lagos governors including Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.