“We focus an excessive amount of on political energy, we put an excessive amount of affect on political energy and in so doing abandon the true issues dealing with Nigeria.”
A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has blamed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the principle opposition Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) for the issues bedeveling the nation.
The previous governor, in an interview with Channels Tv on Sunday evening, stated the nation’s rising issues are borne out of the lust for political and sectional positive aspects relatively than nationwide pursuits as exhibited by leaders of the 2 dominant events.
Drawing from the remark of an APC chieftain, Farouk Aliyu, which described the ruling celebration’s marketing campaign guarantees to Nigerians as regrettable ignorance in one of many programme’s episodes final week, Mr Lamido, a PDP chieftain, stated he had predicted the efficiency consequence of the present administration.
With out sparing his celebration, the ex-governor argued that the principle opposition celebration, might end up worse if sectionalism, regional loyalty and a number of different issues stay dominant relatively than zeal for a progressive nation.
“Governors of events, governors from the South coming collectively saying they need progress. For those who take a look at Nigeria from their standpoint, they search their very own pursuits, your personal individuals, your personal individuals, conversely different individuals have their pursuits. Political events shouldn’t discriminate, it ought to be for all Nigerians not their private pursuits,” Mr Lamido stated.
“We focus an excessive amount of on political energy, we put an excessive amount of affect on political energy and in so doing abandon the true issues dealing with Nigeria. That’s what APC did in 2014. They stated so many issues about Nigeria, they’ve gotten there now, the place are we? We’re worse off.
“If PDP will not be very cautious, if we start to discover all these divisions by way of my very own time, my very own area and so forth, by the point we get there, if we do not get the method proper by way of a really credible, open, inclusive, vibrant, we will probably be worse than APC.”
Mr Lamido advised the host this whereas discussing the answer to insecurity challenges within the nation
Though the PDP is but to formally zone the presidency, the ex-governor’s place suggests his assist for the celebration to throw it open for members to contest with out geopolitical bias.
Mr Lamido stated he had postulated “defeat for the nation” given the candidates offered to Nigerians by each the APC and PDP for the 2019 presidential ection.
“In 2014, on the rostrum publicly, I stated the 2 vocal events operating for the presidency, none of them is even a Nigerian at coronary heart, they have been propelled by curiosity. You (Atiku) and Buhari are merely operating for their very own curiosity not for Nigerians however you might be telling them to comply with you.
“The division was so giant that I stated whoever received, Nigeria would lose. I stated whoever received that election, Nigeria will lose. It has occurred. APC received, Nigerians misplaced as a result of now we have misplaced that factor which is binding and customary to us,” he stated.
The governor, who additionally served as Minister of Overseas Affairs below President Olusegun Obasanjo, was as soon as arraigned by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) on a 43-count amended cost bordering on abuse of workplace and alleged N1.35 billion fraud alongside his sons.