Is Fashola Really That Great?
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WARNING: This article might criticize Fashola.
Nigeria is funny, actually Lagos is funnier.
Today Armed Robbers carry out a Broad Daylight organized attack in one of Nigeria’s most expensive places … the Lekki/Ikoyi border … police officers are killed, innocent by-standers as well. An attack that goes on for several long minutes.
But yet like so many robbery cases in Nigeria, the police officers only showed up after the armed robbers had disappeared. But this is nothing new, armed robbers showed up at my parents house and the police officers they came, showed up and started ringing the bell…
But this article is not about police officers. It’s about us, Lagosians … Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Foreigners, all of us living in Lagos … we are just too damn content with the status quo.
Somehow word leaked years ago that Fashola was the best thing since
sliced Agege bread so we don’t criticize him … you never criticize Fashola.
Even the current gubernatorial election between Ambode and Agbaje is all about who can maintain Fashola’s legacy. But I say to what? Legacy of what?
In Ikoyi/Lekki (talkless of other places) roads are shitty. Security is shitty. Water tastes like shit and looks like shit especially in Lekki.
But yet we Lagosians are content. So content that Lagosians Nigeria’s largest voting block is one of the lowest states for PVC (Permanent Voters Card) collection. We just can’t be bothered. And I know this …
Because after this appalling/embarrassing break down in Lagos state security. Nobody … not Lagosians, not Ambode and not Agbaje will come out to say Fashola should have done better on security, nobody will say that this situation is an embarrassment to Lagos. And why?
Because years ago someone said Fashola was great and it true. He WAS great … but the thing is that great people need to be criticized to maintain their greatness. And Lagos has not done this enough.
Abeg Lagosians, take the elections seriously. Lagos is not doing as great as we think it is. It can be better and we need to push both candidates harder and please go and pick up your PVC if you haven’t. I am out!
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