Electoral seats not given but contested for, Fashola tells Igbo

Reacting to a question on the representation of Igbo’s in Lagos
Government, the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola today, urged
Nigerians not to ventilate their grievances on ethnic grounds, saying
electoral seats  are contested and not given.

He said this at an occasion marking his 2,500 days of stewardship as
governor in Lagos. He stressed that his government is running an
inclusive government where everyone from other parts of Nigeria who
are in Lagos have a part to play in Lagos.
Fashola furthers: “If something is wrong it has no other name it is
simply wrong, the question about the representation of Igbos in Lagos
government underlies the heart of the problem we have in Nigeria.
Firstly, I don’t see an Igbo as an Igbo I see them as Nigerians and
that is how it should be.
He concluded that anyone who is interested in governance should
contest and not expect that power be given to them  and warned
Nigerians not to pass ethnic differences to its younger generation. Vanguard

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