In typical fashion, Gov. Lamido in a recent interview, explained why it is almost impossible for ordinary Nigerians to take a common stand on issues that affect them and why the elite will never allow Nigeria to break-up.
He also took a swipe at presidential aides, Doyin Okupe and Ahmed Gulak on their recent outbursts against him and his four other colleagues from the North.
He said: “A situation where a hired hand like Doyin Okupe, a wage earner that speaks only to justify his pay, will malign me that I am irrelevant.
“He became an aide after the election. These people who are now talking and abusing us are personal aides, who became what they are when the mandate was achieved.
“They were nowhere when the whole thing was being worked out. It means there was an election before they were able to serve as aides.
“There is nothing like honour in that because they are just hired hands. If tomorrow you have another President, they go to him.”
On why he believes Nigeria cannot break-up, Gov. Lamido aligned his thoughts with President Goodluck Jonathan’s that Nigeria cannot break saying, “It is too weak to break. Who will break it? The ordinary person in Jigawa? Or the ordinary person in Sokoto? Or the ordinary person in Bayelsa?
“Is it the Ibo vulcaniser or the Yoruba woman that is selling kerosene by the roadside or the Okada man in Delta?
“They don’t have the capacity to unite because they are burdened by poverty. We have taken away from them their dignity, their self esteem, their pride and self worth so that they cannot even organise.
“Up there, we (elite) unite, we sing and so we will never allow Nigeria to break because once it breaks, we will lose.
“But the common man loses nothing. What is he losing? He is already living in hell; he cannot lose anything more than this hell.”