Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has alleged that President Goodluck Jonathan uses the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, for his presidential campaign.
“The money they took for Sure-P is in Sure Pocket, that’s what Sure-P means. It has nothing to do with the people,” Fashola stated.
. “They were busy doing TAN rallies. They started the campaign one year ago , they were doing Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) rallies instead of serving you.
“They were spending Sure-P money in TAN. If they had used that money to build health centres, highways and prosper your life, the story will be different,’’ Fashola further explained.
Fashola, who has recently become vociferous of President Jonathan’s failing as a reason why he should not re-elected, faulted call for the postponement of the general elections. He derided the president, who during his presidential campaign in 2011 told Nigerians he once was less privileged and had no shoes as a schoolboy.
“The person that is campaigning one year ago is now saying no, let us postpone the elections. The game has changed. He has to defend his record. There is no longer sympathy votes. Six years ago, he had no shoes, he has shoes now and we see what he has done with the shoes. He has forgotten the people who voted for him,” Fashola said.
The governor also frowned at the refusal of the federal government to support states constructing mono-rail projects, which he said negates global practices.
“It is only in Nigeria that the Jonathan led government failed to support states that embarked on rail projects,” he lamented.