Embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, has called on Nigerians irrespective of their religion or ethnic inclinations to ensure that they elect good leaders in 2015 general elections.
According to a statement in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Monday by Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s media aide, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, the speaker made this call on Sunday in Lagos at a victory colloquium organised for the governor by the Gazelle News, an online news organisation.
He said, “What Nigeria needs urgently is a good leader, one who believes in peace, progress and development of the country and the welfare of the people. Nigerians need to elect a good leader in 2015”.
Reacting to the withdrawal of security details for his personal protection by the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba following his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party to All Progressives Congress, Tambuwal accused the police boss of double standards but said he would not dwell much on the issue since he had gone to challenge it at court.
He said, “Recently, the Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko defected to PDP alongside the Speaker of House of Assembly.
“The IGP did not say the Speaker should vacate his seat. Why is he now making such pronouncement in my own case.
“Is it a case of different laws for different people? Anyway, I have gone to court, so I rest my case.
“I must, however, commend well-meaning Nigerians, political and civil society groups for their supports”, the speaker stated.