By Femi Bolaji
JALINGO — A former governor of Jigawa State and front line presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a para-civilian who must be voted out of office in 2019.
Lamido spoke at Government House in Jalingo while declaring his intention to run for Presidency.
Expressing displeasure over the leadership style of the President, he said: “Nigeria, today, is now exhibiting the character of our principal. We have now become very murderous because we are killing each other.
“When they were doing the APC convention, 40,000 policemen were deployed, meaning one policeman per delegate. Meantime in Plateau people were being killed.
“Buhari will go to ECOWAS meeting and say everything is okay when your country is boiling in crisis but we believe he will be flushed out by 2019 because those leaving APC now were instrumental to his victory in 2015.”
Lamido, who expressed his support for creation of state police, explained that the Nigeria Police Force had now become an instrument of intimidation for the All Progressive Congress-led administration.
In his response, Governor Darius Ishaku thanked Lamido for the visit and assured him of support when it matters.
“Just yesterday (Monday), they were at the Benue House of Assembly and before that, it was at the National Assembly. So it means they have become political tools for the APC,” he said.
He further condoled with Governor Darius Ishaku over the countless lives lost to herdsmen attack and promised to end insecurity in Taraba and the country if supported to become the president of the country.