The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was deceiving Nigerians by promising to restructure the country if elected.
Fashola said PDP could not restructure the country during its 16 years in power, hence can’t be trusted in the nearest future.
Speaking yesterday in Lagos at a ceremony to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo by the Coalition of Political Parties in Lagos State, COPPILS, the Minister urged Nigrians to reject PDP because the party represents failure.
The former Lagos State governor stated that PDPs promise of restructuring was nothing but a ploy to deceive Nigerians into getting their votes.
Fashola urged voters not to be fooled by the promise, saying the PDP never believed in what they are preaching.
He said: A few years ago as governor of this state, we started an initiative to break the monopoly of the Federal Government on power with a project in Egbin. The PDP opposed it.
“We then tried again to create local governments so that welfare, sanitation, healthcare could be closer to the people. The PDP opposed it.
“Better roads would have improved our lives, right? Electricity would have improved our lives, closeness to local governments would have improved our lives.
“So, what is all this new story about restructuring? They are now saying they want to restructure all that they opposed before. Restructuring is all about a better life, but all of the things that would give a better life for the people, the PDP opposed.
“They now say, if you elect them, they would give you a better life they had always opposed. Is it possible? What you didn’t do for 16 years. What is going to change?
“So, nobody should be fooled by their promise to restructure. What do they want to restructure? If the purpose of restructuring is to give a better life, why did they stand against everything we tried to do to give people a better life?”
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