Fashola- Elect People With Capacity To Deliver


The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has called on Nigerians to elect credible leaders in the upcoming presidential elections.

The minister also urged the electorates to worry less on religion, adding that religion was a private matter and should be done either at home or at religious centres.

Fashola who spoke yesterday in Lagos at the 2022 TheNiche Annual Lecture on the topic, ‘2023 Elections and the Future of Nigeria’s Democracy,’ said, the calibre of people elected into public offices will determine the quality of democratic dividends that would be delivered.

He said democracy and election do not guarantee that the elected people will deliver on their election mandate. He, therefore, said it is the duty of the people to elect those that would deliver.

The former governor of Lagos State, who was the keynote speaker at the event said, the Nigerians should ensure that democracy works and positively impact the lives of ordinary people on the streets.

Fashola said, “On the election day, you will not see qualifications, Muslim or Christians on the ballot box. The ballot paper will not state whether the man you want to vote for is kind or compassion.

“It is the institutions of democracy like this town hall meeting that helps in defining issues because at the end of the day, the majority will chose the person they want.

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