The escalating levels of religious bigotry, imperial tendencies of government and nepotism in Nigeria which have become the order of the day, are reminiscent of the dark days of the late General Sani Abacha military junta, the governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido has said.
Lamido, who made this known through the secretary of the Jigawa chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Ali Gantsa, while speaking with reporters in Kano, noted with dismay how Nigeria’s economic and political spectrums are being messed-up, thereby threatening the very foundation of the corporate existence of the country.
The state PDP scribe explained that Lamido refused to follow the five governors that defected in frustration to the All Progressives Congress, APC, because the fundamental issue has nothing to do with either of the political parties but what he termed the survival of the nation, which is what the governor is after.
Ali Gantsa noted that the greatest trouble facing the nation is how the chairman of the ruling party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur is leading the party, which has adversely affected the governance of the nation, a development that has made many of the leaders in the likes of Lamido, unhappy.
He said, “We brought Bamanga Tukur thinking he is an old man, an experienced person and his knowledge in the business world would be brought to bear, but unfortunately the reverse is the case; the man is today the greatest misdeed of the Nigerian project and we are going to ensure that he is removed as the chairman of the party”.
While stressing that he and Governor Lamido were not in any way opposed to the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, Gantsa said they are opposed to how things have been left to deteriorate specifically with Bamanga as the chairman of PDP.
He also maintained that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who has been in the news recently for his series of controversial letters, remains the saviour of Nigeria because of his excellent track records of good governance, which he said was evident in his handing over power unilaterally in 1979, 2007 and his critical stance against injustice and bad governance in the country.