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2015: FASHOLA DISMISSES SPECULATION OF BEING RUNNING MATE TO BUHARI

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, debunked rumours making the rounds that he planned to be the running mate of former Head of State, General Muhamadu Buhari (rtd) in the 2015 Presidential elections.

 

Fashola, who gave the clarification at the commemoration of his 2,700 days in office and account of stewardship in the last 100 days in Ikeja, distanced himself from any plan to present consensus candidates in the 2015 general elections, saying there is due process for candidates to emerge in All Progressives Congress, APC.

 

It will be recalled that speculation was rife after Fashola who was at Abuja last week where former Head of State, General Muhamadu Buhari declared intention to contest the 2015 presidential election if given the opportunity by the APC.

 

The governor, who was brief on the issue, said he was at the declaration event because Buhari personally invited him, being an APC event and based on the respect he had for him stressing that there was nothing extra-ordinary about his presence.

 

“My presence at Buhari`s declaration was because he came to Lagos to personally deliver an invitation letter to me. It was a pointer that I respect him. it was a pointer that it was an APC event. And it was pointer that I went to a party event. “he said.

 

Fashola, therefore, urged residents to vote to retain the APC in the next election, saying experimenting a government led by another party might not do the state any good.

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