Lamido To Shehu Garba: 'Address The Issues Not My Personality'
Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido has said the attack on his person by the Presidency showed clearly that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration was suffering from "leadership ignorance".
Lamido said this in reaction to a statement issued by the Presidency in which it described Lamido’s attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption as a reflection of the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of the opposition.
The former governor had in an interview urged the APC-led Federal Government to address the pertinent issues regarding conditions of life in Nigeria and its promises to citizens.
The Presidency, which responded through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, accused Lamido of hooliganism.
Shehu said Lamido has no moral right to pontificate on morality.
"It is only in Nigeria that a leader will divert money belonging to the public into his children’s account, then turn round to start pontificating on public morals, in the process subjecting the nation’s honest leadership to daily attacks based on falsehood.
“It is even worse that such a person, facing criminal prosecution will start going round saying he wants to be President. Is this not one of the reasons why other countries are laughing at Nigeria? This is hooliganism.
"It is not opposition politics,” Shehu noted
Lamido, who reacted through his Social Media aide, Mansur Ahmed, said the presidential aide resorted to attacks on his personality, having appeared not to have answered the salient issues he raised in his interview.
The former governor, who said those who complained against the government were being mocked and called wailing wailers, added that he remained a Nigerian citizen by right and not by political party and that the government of Nigeria is his.
He said that a responsible government should have sought to find out why the people were wailing.
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