APC strives on falsehood – Lamido
by Daily Trust
A former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, on Thursday took a swipe on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), for demonising perceived opposition, adding that the party thrives on falsehood.
Lamido made the remark in Makurdi during a consultation visit to Governor Samuel Ortom and other Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stakeholders in Benue State over his 2019 presidential ambition.
He also stressed the need for Nigeria to be restructured.
"The APC has demonized, blackmailed the PDP but the APC is a party that strives on falsehood. PDP is the only party with the political history to keep Nigeria united. Those of them with chicken heart go to APC for sanctuary and to also be used to create division in the country.
"I share in anxiety of those who advocate that Nigeria should be restructured. APC is a party that strives on propaganda and the money they have stolen is so horrendous and they keep talking about corruption," he said.
The PDP presidential aspirant reeled out the country's long history of crisis, naming coup detat, among other vices which had divided the people.
He called on leaders to put human consideration above parochial interests for the institution of a proper federation and unity of Nigeria as well as harmonious coexistence.
He alleged that the APC introduced division leading to venomous agenda aimed at defrauding the country.
Lamido emphasised the need for Nigerians to uphold its brotherhood by being there for each other, not minding whether they are northerners, southerners, easterners or westerners.
The ex-governor added, "today, there is blood everywhere. We can no longer sleep with our two eyes closed due to killings and kidnapping by undesirable elements nationwide. We must work for a united Nigeria and secure the country."
The presidential hopeful noted further that his aspiration is devoid of desperation as he urged Nigerians to bring the PDP back to power so that its government would install integrity back into the system.
Responding, Governor Ortom, who was represented by his deputy, Engr. Benson Abounu, posited that Nigeria had come a long way and that only those who look at its history peripherally put the country into chaos.
He pointed out that too much politicking without measurable action is the bane of Nigeria's underdevelopment.