Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido has expressed disgust over what he described as the level of threat some northerners were facing for not supporting the presidential ambition of the former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.)
“The fear of Buhari is the beginning of leadership failure; therefore Nigerians and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, government must stand up to its mandate,” he said.
Lamido said this during the party’s presidential campaign in the state. He warned that the siege mentality with which people are being threatened in the north because of Buhari would backfire. He explained that any northerner who is not supporting Buhari was being threatened an seen as an infidel.
The governor therefore said he would not be perturbed by any intimidation or name callings because of his support for the PDP because he was a democrat and would continue to promote the truth.
He described Buhari as the only individual decorating the APC as a party, noting that the greatest mistake Nigerians would make is to give their mandate to an individual who does not believe in democracy.
“If you remove Gen. Buhari from APC, most of other members that rally behind him in the party lack sincere commitment and focus that Nigeria requires at this present time,” he said.