A former governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido, said Nigerians should hold the governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) responsible for the unfulfilled promises of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Lamido stated this in an exclusive interview with Politics Hub, a Vanguard Online TV political show, on Thursday.
According to him, the APC governors campaigned in 2014 on the grounds of bringing a new order and change to the next level.
He said, “It’s these APC governors now who are now complaining after eight years, so you could see their contradiction.”
“Since they came into government, there’s been a problem with EndSARS; APC governors never spoke.”
“There’s been the issue of fuel subsidies, but they never spoke, just as they never spoke about the issue of insurgency and a number of other things that are very fundamental to the welfare of the Nigerian people.
“They are only speaking now on the issue of the naira.” So, it’s their own headache; it’s their own problem. It’s their own government.
“It’s the policy of the government they brought in through blackmail, harassment, and coercion. So, I wish them well in their own ordeal and agony.”
In the course of the interview, Lamido, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, told the anchor of the TV show, Bankole Idowu, that the naira redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is a pure APC affair and their own problem.
He further stated, “I’m not a spokesperson for the APC, but then I believe the government has a purpose and reason for doing what they did.
“I’m not in APC; I’m in PDP. It’s an APC government policy.
“But we, in the opposition, are very obedient; we believe in law and order. We comply with the rules because that’s what the rules are made for—to be obeyed.
“But to me, it’s purely an APC affair; it’s an APC policy; it’s an APC problem.”
“If there is anger and anguish as a result of the policy, Nigerians should be wiser and vote for the PDP,” he said.