My Defence: Why I spent N78m on website, adopted children – Fashola


Fashola: a website of scandal
In response to allegations of extra-marital affairs, N78 million website and his role in the National Assembly drama, Babatunde Fashola, former governor of Lagos state has released a statement to defend himself.
In his statement he explained how he adopted three more kids, the reason for spending N78 million on his website and that he did not interfere in the NASS election that brought Bukola Saraki to power.
Below is his full statement:
“When you wrestle with a pig, the pig gets happy and you get dirty.” This statement of profound wisdom informed my silence in the wake of manipulated and unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing recently being levelled against me. They started a few weeks to the end of my tenure, and have continued till date.
They range from allegations of extra marital paternity of children, to mundane and phantom conspiracy in the National Assembly, a debt profile for Lagos State and lately a website upgrade contract of N78 million, which is being distorted. In so far as the allegations of paternity are concerned, they are wicked and false. I have no biological children other than my two children.
Of course, I adopted three children who became orphaned as a result of the tragic DANA Airplane crash of 2012 and the adoption followed due process. Those who do not care whether they hurt innocent children or invade the privacy of other citizens in their mindless rage against me will have their rewards served upon them in the fullness of time.
As far as my alleged involvement in the National Assembly elections are concerned, they remain only the products of the imagination of those who made the allegations. I was out of the country at the material time and returned only in the early hours of that morning to …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper