By Aliyu Dangida
DUTSE—Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State has criticised the incoming administration of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for giving excuses for its inability to implement its campaign promises even before taking over power, saying that Nigerians would not tolerate any failure on its part.
Lamido spoke while performing his last public function in Dutse, the state capital where he commissioned the N302 million Jigawa State Independent Electoral Commission, JSIEC office.
His words: “We heard them asking Nigerians for patience on their inability to implement their electoral promises even before assuming office. They also said that they can’t achieve everything overnight and that everything should be done gradually. Which gradually? Is it now that they know that everything should be gradual?
“As Nigerians too we are not going anywhere; we will keep tracking the government’s failures as there will be no tolerance and we must shout at them and they must work for Nigerians. Our government turned Nigeria into a new world; Jigawa State in particular but because of selfish interests they kept sabotaging, blackmailing and intimidating our government”
Lamido further said that he had no regrets leaving office after two terms of eight years as governor, saying that the people of the state should thank God for giving them a trustworthy and honest leader who had transformed the state to the envy of all, stressing that he was not afraid of being probed by the incoming administration as his records of achievements would be written in gold.
He said that posterity would judge his good deeds aright, explaining that the PDP administration under which he served during its 16 years reign suffered a lot of setback and intimidation, particularly from the APC in the name of expressing their views as the then opposition pointing out that the party must deliver as his party (PDP) would never tolerate any failure of leadership from top to bottom.