…Says APC is a party of double talk
By Ishaku Yohanna
Former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, has described some governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that are clamouring for former President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2023 presidential election as mere hypocrites.
Speaking on Arise Television on Wednesday, Lamido wondered why the governors are thinking of presenting Jonathan who they had described as “weak, clueless; a man they vilified, demonised, a man they called all sort of names and eventually defeated to come back and become their presidential candidate.
“To me, I think that they are being merely hypocrites. They, APC governors, are looking for him, is it because there are no presidential materials in the APC? This is one of the heights of hypocrisy,” he stated.
Reports were rife in November, 20020 that some APC governors were rooting for Jonathan to contest in the 2023 general election when the Chairman of the Caretaker/ Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the party, Mai Mala Buni, and some APC governors visited the former President and held a secret meeting with him in Abuja.
Lamido, also a former Minister of Foreign Affairs under President Olusegun Obasanjo, urged Nigerians to choose between unity and hatred in the forthcoming elections, saying that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, represents a united Nigeria, development, security and progress.
According to him, “the years of the APC has brought hatred among Nigerians, a divided Nigeria full of insecurity with a culture of hate. What the APC says in the north is different from what it says in the South. APC is a party of double talk. In the north, the APC has brought divisions among father and son and families.
“Before the APC, Nigerians were united, but look at what it has done to a once united country. Before the APC, Nigerians were living in brotherly and sisterly lifestyles. Look at the level of insecurity now; look at the hatred in the country,” the former governor said.
Lamido said Nigeria deserves to have a president who would represent the whole country without any bias to religion or ethnicity.