The minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has urged Nigerians to vote in the 2023 polls based on their track record.
On Tuesday, Mr. Fashola made his comments at the sixth edition of the annual “BRF GABFEST” in Lagos.
Mr. Fashola had reacted to someone who noted that Nigerians may vote in “anger” at the 2023 elections. He urged the electorates to consider the track record of the candidates running for government positions in the coming elections.
“I urge you to vote by looking at what the candidates have done before, this is like asking for the referees during an interview or talking to a previous employer. This is how to recruit an employee. Not by anger,” Mr. Fashola said.
Though Mr. Fashola tasked Nigerians as “political employers” to organize public debates and town halls, he told them not to expect all the candidates to attend.
“In doing so, we must be sensitive, because the candidates cannot attend all debates and town hall meetings. In some cases, we must be willing to accept their accredited spokesperson but this must be an exception and not the rule,” Mr. Fashola said.“I urge you to vote by looking at what the candidates have done before,” the former Lagos governor said.