Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday blamed president Goodluck Jonathan for the robbery attack that happened on March 12, 2015 in FCMB, Lekki - Ikoyi link bridge in Lagos colliding with the same time the president was in Lagos. The Governor said All the vehicles bought for the police were stationed to receive the President in Lagos while the citizens were left vulnerable.
When Presidential Media aide, Reuben Abati has described the Governor Fashola statement as totally irresponsible.
Read his statement below....
"We consider the statement attributed to Governor Fashola as grossly and utterly irresponsible. We expect that a man of his status who is the Governor of a state should speak more responsibly. It doesn't make any sense whatsoever that the entire police formation in a state would be deployed to protect the president of Nigeria. The visit of the President or any part of the country does not necessitate the depletion of the police force active in that particular state or its environment. The President has a defined team that protects him anywhere he goes and again President Jonathan does not need the entire police force to protect him in a state where he is loved by the people and where as we have seen, he enjoys overwhelming support to the lead up of the 2015 presidential election" he said.