“ A former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido has alleged APC of turning Nigeria into wailing nation
“Lamido had recently declared his intention to run for president in 2019 under PDP
“He said that APC government remains a PDP government
A former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has turned Nigeria to a wailing nation, saying that the party did not understand what leadership entails.
In an interview with Premium Times, Lamido who recently wrote Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) about his intention to run for 2019 presidential election, said that members of his party are mocked for speaking their minds about the Buhari-led government.
Starcoded gathered that Lamido alleged that somebody who contributed nothing to the evolution of political Nigeria is today calling the shot in Nigerian government.
He said: “Today in Nigeria, a citizen is mocked for saying his own right about his government. When you speak, they will call you a wailing wailer. Now, if people are wailing because of what they see is wrong, the government should ask, why are they wailing? But instead, they make you a laughing stock. It doesn’t make sense. It means they don’t know what leadership is.
“When your children are crying because they are hungry, what will you do? Are you going to provide food for them or you just simply call them wailing wailers?
“They are utterly irrational and don’t know what is called leadership. They are simply sitting there on privilege, but they are thinking the government is their own right. Somebody who contributed nothing to the evolution of political Nigeria is today calling the shot in Nigerian government. And the culture of lies became their art of governance.
“But they kept on saying we are wailing. Thank God Aisha Buhari is among the wailers, she now wails like me. Even APC is now equally wailing. Nigeria is now a wailing nation.
“You see, as a Nigerian and a citizen, I don’t celebrate a government mistake because we are going to pay the consequences of that mistake. So, I am not in any way celebrating APC failure as a government, because the government is not APC personal government, it is the Nigerian government.
“That government has a duty to perform. Unfortunately they went into the government unprepared.
“When President was sick, he was taken abroad. Lai and Adesina were saying he was taking some antibiotics, he is just resting, and he is healthy, bla, bla. But when Buhari came back, he said he was sick.
“When Yar’Adua was sick, the same Lai and others were demanding for their right to know their president’s health condition, even the way he eats. But now they are in the government, we are now overwhelmed with tonnes of lies.
Speaking about possible return of former Vice President Atiku Abukakar and some ex-members to the PDP, Lamido said that the party is ready to welcome them back and reunite with them.
“Now, having gone where they went, have they got comfort? Have they been consoled? Have they been rescued from what they were running away from? Let them come back. They are most welcome. They are coming back to their own party which they left. PDP is their home. But APC is a house which is rented for anybody who wants to be there for a while.
“Atiku, Saraki and all of them are most welcome back. Because they are all PDP invention, they are all PDP children, they are all our own material, no matter where they go, their political DNA is PDP. No matter how they tried to run away, you cannot run away from your soul.
“But they are there now. Look at the kind of indignation and insults they are going through. Everyday Lai (minister of information and culture, Mohammed) will abuse them, saying PDP is a party of thugs, a party of thieves, party of this, party of that, but they sit down with them. Lai will say they are shameless, but th