The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola yesterday
urged the people of South-west to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari
in the 2019 elections to guarantee a return of power to the region in
The minister stated this at a special Town Hall Meeting on
infrastructure organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture
and the National Orientation Agency (NOA).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Minister of
Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, led three other ministers
including Fashola, Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and
Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, to the town hall meeting.
Fashola said besides the massive investments by the Buhari
administration in infrastructure across the country and in South-west
in particular, the South-West would benefit more politically by voting
The minister, who spoke in Yoruba language and with a proverb said:
“Did you know that power is rotating to the South-West after the
completion of Buhari’s tenure if you vote for him in 2019?
“Your child cannot surrender her waist for an edifying bead and you
will use the bead to decorate another child’s waist.
“A vote for Buhari in 2019 means a return of power to the South-West
in 2023. I am sure you will vote wisely.”
On the performance of the administration, Fashola said the government
had kept its promises to Nigerians in the three key throngs of
security, fighting corruption and rebuilding the economy.
Buttressing his words with another Yoruba proverb, the minister said:
“If you are roasting corn for a blind man, you have to whistle for the
blind man to know you are not eating the corn you are roasting for