Former Jigawa State Governor, Mallam Sule Lamido says President Muhammadu Buhari was a bad hearted man with no forgiving spirit, saying the president fought Late Umaru Musa Yar ‘Adua till death did them part, and was doing the same with ex-Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu until six months ago.
Lamido, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, made those claims on Thursday in Abuja while delivering a paper at the 15th Daily Trust Dialogue which had as its theme, ‘Nigeria and the Challenges of 2019’.
The former governor in his scathing ramarks said of Buhari. his administration and the ruling party at the occasion: “The election in 2007 was among three northerners who are Fulani. Gen. Buhari, Atiku Abubakar and Umaru Musa Yar’adua. We are talking about tolerance and making sacrifices which you (Buhari) tried to allude to.
“After the elections, PDP with about 27 governors and a number of local governments in Nigeria won the elections. The two other northerners went to the tribunal and lost; went up to the Supreme Court and lost. If you go by their pedigree, and again I mean no offence, Yar’Adua was the most qualified democrat among them. He was a northerner, a Fulani like them. He was not Ijaw. He was not Jonathan, but even at that, they never forgave Yar’Adua up till when he died.
“For the over two years that Yar’Adua was president, Gen. Buhari never attended the Council of State meeting. He never did. When Yar’Adua became sick, the pressure and harassment he went through in the National Assembly, some of us stood by him but we were not being seen as northerners or PDP. When God took him, the first (Council of State) meeting that the then President Jonathan called, the first to be there was Gen. Buhari. It says so much about tolerance. It says so much about vendetta. It says so much about hate.
“Tell Asiwaju that his brother and friend says he is in a wrong party. He will only recover and reintegrate himself as a democrat if he leaves the APC.
‘’Asiwaju has only integrated six months ago. They were using his governors and ministers from south-west to fight him! We know all these, he should leave APC for them.’’