Nigeria’s minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has urged the people of the south-west to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections to guarantee a return of power to the region in 2023.
Fashola said this at a special town hall meeting on infrastructure organised by the ministry information and the National Orientation Agency (NOA).
Concise News reports that the minister of information Lai Mohammed, led Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation; and Suleiman Adamu, minister of water resources, to the town hall meeting.
The minister said besides, the massive investments by the Buhari administration on infrastructure across the country and in the south-west particularly, the region would benefit politically by voting for Buhari.
Fashola, who spoke in Yoruba, said: “Do you know that power is rotating to the south-west after the completion of Buhari’s tenure if you vote for him in 2019?
“A vote for Buhari in 2019, means a return of power to the south-west in 2023. I am sure you will vote wisely.”
On the performance of the administration, the minister said that the government had kept its promises to Nigerians in the three key areas of security, fighting corruption and rebuilding the economy.
Fashola said the essence of the town hall meeting was to showcase what the administration had done in three and half years.