Fashola Congratulates Governor Oshiomhole For Overwhelming Victory
• Says the Social Contract is beginning to make impact on the Nigerian people
Jul 15, 2012 - Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Sunday congratulated Governor Adams Oshiomhole for his overwhelming victory at Saturday's governorship election in Edo State, expressing joy that the concept of the Social Contract in governance was beginning to make an impact on the Nigerian people.
Governor Fashola told newsmen at an interview, during an inspection of the State's urban regeneration projects in Obalende and Apapa, that the victory of Governor Oshiomhole was a demonstration of the peoples' value for the Social Contract as kept by the Governor adding that it was not a question of whether or not Oshiomhole would win the election but by what margin.
"For too long, our people have suffered bad governance. The Social Contract is beginning to make its impact. You remember when I went to Edo State; I was talking about the Social Contract. We have seen it here in Lagos, we have seen it in Edo, and we have seen it in Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Ekiti. People have replaced Governments that hadn't worked for them", the Governor said.
The Governor said the victory of Governor Oshiomhole and the Action Congress of Nigeria in Edo State, in spite of all the political bickering of the old order in the State, speaks eloquently to the change that is sweeping through the country.
He acknowledged that there was some anxiety as a result of the "old order" but declared, "You know a building that is collapsing will make a lot of noise before it finally hits the rubble, but this one has bit the dust"
"Congratulations Governor Oshiomhole, congratulations Action Congress of Nigeria and congratulations to good governance and deepening of the Social Contract", the elated Governor Fashola said.