Fashola Fails To Defend Comment On Agbaje’s Age

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola at his party’s political rally in Lagos central senatorial district, on Friday, failed to defend his comment on the age of the Peoples Democratic Party’s PDP governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje. Earlier, Fashola said Agbaje, who is 58, is too old to govern Lagos.
Rather than give reasons why he feels Agbaje’s age disqualifies him to hold the office, Fashola switched to who is competent between President Goodluck Jonathan and his APC presidential counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari.
Fashola noted that “Some people are challenging me that if I say Agbaje is too old to govern Lagos, what about Buhari who is older? My response is this: We all agree that we have problem of insecurity in the country. Between Jonathan and Buhari, who is the most experienced to tackle security issue? We all know it is Buhari, an experienced security expert. Then on corruption issue, who is the most credible between the two? It is Buhari? He has ruled Nigeria before and headed several positions without record of corruption and mismanagement.”
The governor’s comment on Agbaje drew some flaks from critics, who feel Agbaje’s age doesn’t warrant a comment when compared with Buhari.

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