Friday, September 27, 2013


Lagos State Governor, Raji Babatunde Fashola [SAN]

Fashola's unreserved apology for deportation of Igbos are insincere, flawed, ill-timed and it is loaded with even more rubbish. Read it  HERE

To me, Fashola isn't opologizing for his actions. no! not at all. He is simply apologizing for the "misunderstanding generated by the alleged deportation of some destitutes". The key words there are "Misunderstanding Generated" and "Destitutes".

Fashola is a smart lawyer and is just messing with peoples head. He is only clearly apologizing for the confusion and uproar his actions resulted to and not apologizing for his actions!

This is evident in his claim/question on why people migrate to other places (eg. Lagos) even though they come from the east where the likes of Nnamdi Azikiwe, Alex Ekwueme, Ike Nwachukwu, among others hail from. It is a shame that he should be learned but does not know that if the capital of Nigeria is or had been Obubra in Cross River State, he (Fashola) may just have migrated there to practice his law unintelligently.

when he eventually apologizes we will know. We cannot be cowed by how many cows Ngige and cohorts gave him for his fathers burial.

Futhermoer, it is silly of Raji Fashola to denounce a Lagos State of Assembly Law for his personal reason that the Igbo community has since donated a herd of cows to him for his father’s burial. That's more of shallowness than sincere contrition.

A sensible Governor should not apologize for a law in force without taking a simultaneous or prior step to submit a bill to repeal that Lagos law which authorized Igbo deportation. All this fulsome apology proves is Raji Fashola does not think before he leaps.

Raji Fashola was promoted beyond the level of his natural ability by being imposed as candidate on the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and later endorsed by mostly robotic voters in Lagos state; 90% of whom knew nothing of Raji Fashola in 2007 but voted for ACN regardless of the party’s candidate. Of course, the Peter Principle warns that an efficient typist would be pure shambles if promoted as a corporation’s Chief Executive beyond his natural competence.