Sule Lamido replies pres­i­dency

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Muideen Olaniyi

A for­mer gov­er­nor of Ji­gawa State, Sule Lamido, says the Pres­i­dent’s Se­nior Special As­sis­tant on Me­dia and Pub­lic­ity, Malam Garba Shehu, is too des­per­ate to win Muham­madu Buhari’s loy­alty.

Lamido said this in re­ac­tion to a state­ment is­sued by Malam Shehu in which he said that it was an act of hooli­gan­ism for the for­mer gov­er­nor who is fac­ing crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tion to be aspir­ing for the na­tion’s pres­i­dency.

Shehu also de­scribed the se­ries of in­ter­views by Lamido, each step­ping up at­tacks on Buhari over the on­go­ing anti-cor­rup­tion war, as a re­flec­tion of “the in­tel­lec­tual and moral bank­ruptcy” of the op­po­si­tion in the coun­try.

Lamido, who re­acted through his So­cial Me­dia aide, Mansur Ahmed, said the pres­i­den­tial me­dia as­sis­tant 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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