The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has inaugurated a support group tagged “5,000 Foot Soldiers” to canvass votes for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
At the inauguration of the group yesterday in Lagos, Fashola, who is the immediate past governor of the state, said the group had the task of targeting the over six million registered voters in Lagos State.
The minister restated the commitment of President Buhari to fulfil his campaign promises, but said the party did not promise to change the face of the country in four years.
“In 2014, we promised to change Nigeria, but we didn’t promise to change it in four years, but in 2019, we are going to take Nigeria to the next level. Today, there is no period of 60 days that passes without us completing a station. No state in the federation that the Federal Government has not done a road. We have constructed houses in 34 states; we are waiting for land in two states,” Fashola said.
The minister who lamented over the poor outcome of the number of votes garnered in Lagos by President Buhari in the 2015 presidential election, tasked the supporters to up their ante and strengthen the party base at the grassroots to achieve greater number of votes in 2019.