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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sule Lamido : Buhari is not a Democrat

Sule Lamido, the governor of Jigawa
State has said that the greatest mistake Nigerians would make "is to give their
mandate to an individual who does not
believe in democracy." He stated that
the APC presidential candidate, Gen
Buhari is not a democrat.
He also condemned the threat
northerners were facing for not
supporting the presidential ambition of
the former Head of State, General
Muhammadu Buhari. He stressed that
the type of siege mentality being
inflicted on the people was the
beginning of the failure of the opposition
All Progressives Congress, APC, at the
polls.
"The fear of Buhari is the beginning of
leadership failure; therefore Nigerians
and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,
government must stand up to its
mandate," he said.
Speaking during the party's presidential
campaign in the state, Lamido warned
that the siege mentality under which the
people were currently experiencing in
the north because of Buhari would
backfire.
According to Lamido, any northerner who
is not supporting Buhari was being
threatened and seen as an infidel.
Apart from northerners, reports also
revealed that most residents, who wear
caps depicting them as natives of some
southern parts of the country were being
molested by street urchins as "infidels."
Lamido said he would not be perturbed
by any intimidation or name callings
because of his support for PDP because
he was a democrat and would continue
to promote the truth.
Describing Buhari as the only individual
decorating the APC as a party, Lamido
said the greatest mistake Nigerians
would make "is to give their mandate to
an individual who does not believe in
democracy."
He then faulted the APC for lack of
political ideology just as he observed
that the party did not have a strong
team that can liberate Nigeria from its
current political and economic problems.
"If you remove Gen. Buhari from APC,
most of other members that rally behind
him in the party lack sincere
commitment and focus that Nigeria
requires at this present time," he added.
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