Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said although the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, is younger than the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd), the president is not as competent in tackling insecurity and corruption.
Fashola made this known at the Lagos Central mega rally of the party on Friday.
Fashola was responding to critics of his statement on Wednesday during the flag-off of the APC governorship campaign where he urged Lagosians not to vote for an old person, in reference to the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos, Mr. Jimi Agbaje.
Critics of his statement had pointed at the presidential candidate of his party, the APC, Mr. Buhari, who clocked 72 last December, and asked Fashola to justify the former head of state’s ability to govern Nigeria given his age.
Speaking at the ongoing APC governorship campaign in Apapa yesterday, Fashola said Nigeria’s most challenging problems are insecurity and corruption, which he said could only be tackled by Buhari given his track records as an experienced security expert and a man of integrity.
He said, “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”.