Nigerians Disappointed Because They Are Looking For Results In The Wrong Place – Fashola

File photo of the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola on Thursday said Nigerians are disappointed in the present administration because they are looking for results in the wrong place.

Fashola who disclosed this in an interview on Channels Television said Nigerians should note that governance is not magic and the results they promptly need can only be delivered by states and local governments which are the closest to grassroots.

“Governance is not magic. It is the act of the possible and our responsibility is to always project hope. Perhaps those who feel that way (disappointed) should be made to realize that what we expect of the Nigerian Federal government lies more with the state government and the local government…some of the most basic things.

“What we should do is to focus on the government that is closest to us. I will urge people to go and read the constitution, the powers the President has are about 45, many of them are categorised as power but they are even functions and duties.

“The government that can transform us and give us what we want quickly are the government closest to us – state and local government,” he said.

Fashola notes that basic infrastructure like primary healthcare, primary education, among others which Nigerians clamour for, can only be delivered by state and local governments.

“Looking for the Federal Government or a magic President is why we seem to have been disappointed. We are looking for the results in the wrong place,” Fashola said.

He urged Nigerians to read the constitution to understand better the divide between the state and the Federal Government.

According to him refuse management, water supply, primary healthcare, basic education, etc are all matters within the local and state government and the duties rest upon the state governors.

16 Out of 18 local govt Announced , Obaseki leads with over 85,000 votes

Governor Godwin Obaseki casting his vote
Governor Godwin Obaseki casting his vote

The official results from 16 of Edo’s 18 local governments have been announced.

The official results show that incumbent governor Godwin Obaseki of the PDP so far has 288,572 votes while Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC has 202,525 votes.

One of the two remaining local governments whose results is being awaited is Orhionmwon, the local government of Mr Ize-Iyamu where an INEC official was shot.

INEC has said it is working with security agencies to investigate the violence in the local government.

Messrs Ize-Iyamu and Obaseki are the main candidates in the governorship election, although 14 candidates are taking part in the election.

Edo Decides 2020: PDP vs APC, See The Results Announced So Far

Edo Decides 2020: PDP vs APC, See results So Far 

Today, it is a busy day to all Edo people as they went out to exercise their franchise by voting their favorite candidate. As we all know there are many candidates who are contesting for the the governor seat in Edo. But the two major candidates are Incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki of PDP and Pastor Ize Iyamu of APC.

The voting has ended in all polling unit and the results keeps flowing in as announced by the presiding officers of the respective polling units.

From the results released so far, People Democratic Party (PDP) is ahead of opposition party, All Progressives Congress with massive votes.

Check out the results from some polling units as officially announced by presiding officer published by Premium times on Twitter @PremiumTimesng.

Source: Premium times

With the results above, who do you think would win today’s election held in Edo State.

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