Fani-Kayode Urges Fashola To Beg Tinubu


A former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has advised the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to go and make peace with his former boss, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Fashola, who has been in the news for spending N78.3m of taxpayers’ money on a personal website,, and for spending N139m on the drilling of two boreholes at the Lagos House, Ikeja, is believed to be at loggerheads with Tinubu.

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress who are loyal to Tinubu were also absent at a book launch held in honour of Fashola last week, fuelling speculations that all was not well between Tinubu and Fashola. However, Fani-Kayode, who was the spokesperson for former President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election campaign, said in a Facebook post that Fashola should go and beg Tinubu before things get messy.  He wrote:

“Things are getting messier by the day. My advice to Tunde Fashola is to go and make peace with his benefactor, Bola Tinubu, before it is too late.”

Meanwhile, a group, Lagos Indigenes Network Organisation, has dissociated Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, from the scandal rocking his predecessor.

Some groups loyal to Fashola had fingered Ambode as the brains behind the revelations especially since the information detailing the contract which has generated widespread criticisms from concerned Nigerians was made available by the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency.

But LINO’s Executive Secretary, Fouad Ade-Basorun, said in a statement that since his inauguration on May 29, Ambode had busied himself with developmental projects in the state and had no time in trying to tarnish the image of his predecessor.