Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has raised concerns about the direction he perceives the administration of President Bola Tinubu is taking Nigeria. In an interview with Daily Trust, Lamido accused President Tinubu of contributing to the challenges facing the nation and dragging Nigerians into hardship.
Lamido asserted that the promises made by the current administration have resulted in increased agony, pain, hardship, insecurity, and overall difficulties for the citizens. He expressed his view that the country is witnessing a surge in poverty, insecurity, and hunger, painting a grim picture of the consequences of the policies and actions implemented.
Taking a critical stance, Lamido questioned the political sagacity, vision, commitment, and pedigree of both President Buhari and President Tinubu. He highlighted what he perceives as a lack of ability on their part to effectively address the issues facing the country, emphasizing the negative impact on the citizens.
Lamido also delved into the political landscape, criticizing the approach of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during elections. He alleged corruption, favoritism, and nepotism within the party, claiming that these factors contribute to their electoral victories. Lamido expressed concern about the role of the judiciary, accusing the Chief Justice of Nigeria of aligning with the APC and influencing court judgments.
Furthermore, Lamido recounted the political history leading up to the victory of the APC, emphasizing the vilification and demonization of certain regions during the electoral process. He highlighted the divisive rhetoric used in campaigns, leading to a situation where, in his view, personal ambitions overshadowed the interests of the nation.
Lamido concluded by expressing his belief that the APC has brought ethnicity, religion, and regionalism to the forefront of Nigerian politics. He quoted Tinubu as saying, “Emilokan, it is my turn,” suggesting a focus on personal ambitions rather than a commitment to the broader welfare of the country.
In presenting these views, Lamido painted a narrative of a political landscape marked by alleged shortcomings, divisive strategies, and a lack of effective leadership, as he sees it.