.From Ahmad Mohammed Bauchi
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential aspirant and former Jigawa State Governor Alhaji Sule Lamido has said that under President Buhari, Nigerians have been starving to the extent that they cannot protest against the hike in the prices of essential commodities in the country which is contrary to democratic tenents.
Lamido stated this yesterday in Bauchi when he addressed delegates, supporters of PDP in Bauchi State.
He said he is a Nigerian and by Gods willing the President of Nigeria in 2019, and seek support for delegates to elects him as party candidate to enable him defeat Buhari and restore all rules and values of democracy which were destroyed by Buhari.
He described officials of the All Progressives Congress federal government as thieves who he said have deceived and disunited Nigerians along tribes and religious lines.
Lamido accused the present administrations for being selective in the fight against corruption ,” if you are in PDP they said you are a thief , if you are in APC you are a saint, what kind of Justice is this, Governor Ortom has spent three years governing Benue State, immediately he dumped APC , EFCC begins investigation his administration, We are aware that APC has shielded corrupt personalities that are supporting the APC , if you are in APC all your corruption are forgiven , but if you are in PDP you are a thief, we are in democracy you threatened people that you will jail so and so persons a leader doesn’t threat his subjects he threat them with justice ,compassion and mercy not jail threat and intimidation can’t change the destiny 0f who ever God prepare to become the next president come 2019. I believe in the entrenchment of democracy in the country.”
Lamido who traced the history of politics in Nigeria from the first republic down to the present third republic said Nigeria has more credible trustworthy leaders, like Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa , Sir Ahmadu Bello, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe . Chief Obafemi Awolowo , Late Sa’adu Zungur, and Mallam Aminu Kano to mention just a few.
“today APC brought a campaign of hate speech they don’t even wants you to mention the legacies of our past present and future leaders tied down people thinking in one place, You should remember even your fathers at home are trustworthy they are also Nigerians.”
He accused APC government of bringing untold hardships by introducing anti wellbeing of people policies contrary to the fake pledges they make during the electioneering campaign.
Lamido said Buhari and APC told Nigerians lies prior to the 2015 elections, stating: “now the people have known better and that will manifest in the 2019 polls.”
He urged Bauchi delegates to elect him as the party presidential candidate and to prepare to make sacrifice and endure more hardships through threats attack and intimidation that will come from the APC government in their quest to seek for reelection.
He said with patience perseverance hard work and determination PDP will win 2019 presidential election and will win other elective position.