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No one knows who’s in charge, Buhari or his Chief of Staff – Lamido



No one knows who’s in charge, Buhari or his Chief of Staff – Lamido

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant and former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as “virus of evil” and visionless.

He also said that the ruling party has no focus and that it is a government where no one is sure between President Muhammadu Buhari and his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who is in charge.

The former governor stated this when he visited Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson at the Government House, Yenagoa, on Thursday to urge him to support his presidential ambition in 2019.

“They (APC) said for 16 years, (and that) the PDP under Goodluck Jonathan was only there corrupting, stealing and killing. But today, it is up to us to reflect. Look at it, from 1999 to 2015 was PDP, while from 2015 till today is the APC. Look at it: Are we more united now? Are we richer now? Are we more secure now? Therefore, you can see that the APC is a virus of evil.

“They demean the PDP, they blackmail us, they demonise us, using religion, and today, this party (APC) has turned lies as part of governance and they are lying for a purpose. It is a government where there is no focus; it is a government you do not know who is in charge, whether it is President Buhari or the Chief of Staff.

“When they blocked the National Assembly for 10 hours and the House was under a siege, the Inspector General of Police said he was not aware. Buhari also said he did not know. So, who do you hold accountable for the siege?

“So, Nigerians can see that the government has no vision, no focus, it is incompetent, it is divisive and it is evil. This country belongs to all of us; Nigeria is for all Nigerians.

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“Today, you can see the impunity in government. The level of theft in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is unheard of. They loot, they drain and they suck our blood like leeches yet they say we are the thieves,” Lamido said.

His host, in his response praised Lamido for his steadfastness and courage in speaking up when it was necessary as well as for all he had done for the country and the PDP.

Dickson said that Lamido and other presidential aspirants under the platform of the PDP should be ready to join hands to rescue the country “beginning from now to see how at the end of the day, when the delegates to the party’s presidential convention would have spoken.”


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