Fashola in Lagos told said that Nigerians should not be carried away by the promises of the former government.
The minister endorsed endorse President Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for re-election by the Coalition of Political Parties in Lagos State (COPPILS).
He urged the electorate to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the polls, saying the party represented failure and had no idea of how to move the country forward.
The minister said the PDP’s promise of restructuring was nothing but a ploy by the main opposition to deceive the electorate to get votes.
Fashola urged voters not to be fooled by the promise, saying the PDP never believed in the idea and could not implement it.
In his words, Fashola said; “A few years ago as governor of this state, we started an initiative to break the monopoly of the Federal Government on power with a project in Egbin. The PDP opposed it.
“We then tried again to create local governments so that welfare, sanitation, healthcare could be closer to the people. The PDP opposed it.
“Better roads would have improved our lives, right? Electricity would have improved our lives, closeness to local governments would have improved our lives.
“So, what is all this new story about restructuring? They are now saying they want to restructure all that they opposed before.
“Restructuring is all about a better life, but all of the things that would give a better life for the people, the PDP opposed.
“They now say, if you elect them, they would give you a better life they had always opposed. Is it possible? What you didn’t do for 16 years. What is going to change?
“So, nobody should be fooled by their promise to restructure. What do they want to restructure? If the purpose of restructuring is to give a better life, why did they stand against everything we tried to do to give people a better life?”