Babatunde Fashola (SAN) who is the Minister for Power, Works and Housing was in Lagos on Tuesday for the inauguration of 5000 foot soldiers for the campaign of President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Fashola explained that the South West has upper hand to gain by re-electing President Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
He said that the promise of the Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF) slot by the People Democratic Party (PDP) is not enough for the South West to lose the positions it is currently occupying.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Chief Gbenga Daniel, the Director General of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, said that the position of the SGF would be given to the South West, if Atiku emerged as president in 2019.
“As an indigene of South West, I will vote for Buhari or Osinbajo because my stand to gain more from it,” Fashols said.
He said the re-election of Buhari would guarantee that power would come to the South West in 2023.
The Minister explained that although the APC promised change in 2014, the party did not promise to do it in four years.
“The APC has done more in three years than 16 years of PDP administration, yet they say president Buhari is too slow. President Buhari is taking Nigeria to the next level. We are going to the next level. ”
“The 2019 presidential election is a choice between going back and moving forward to the next level and also a choice of whom Nigeria can trust with their money,” he said.