On Tuesday, June 28, Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works and housing, asked Nigerians to make sure they cast their ballots for qualified candidates in the general elections of 2023.
Fashola responded to a comment that anger would drive Nigerians to the polls in 2023 as he spoke at the sixth annual "BRF GABFEST" in Lagos State.
The minister cautioned attendees not to base their decisions about the country's leaders or those who ought to be in power on their emotions at the 'What Am I Voting For?' event.
He continued by saying that such a strategy will not aid the country in dealing with some of the major issues that plague it.
He stated, "We might wonder how to get candidates to address these issues. One way is to look at what their manifestos present and what their political parties profess.
"The other way is to attend rallies they organise, but I tell you this is often a one-way conversation because we cannot ask questions at those rallies."©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.