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Lamido Blames Killings, Kidnappings On Injustice, Poor Governance



Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant and former Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, yesterday said the culture of governance is deteriorating because of lack of justice in the country.

He therefore blamed the increasing spate of killings and crimes in Nigeria to the deteriorating quality of governance.

Lamido stated this after he met with the forum of Southern and Middle Belt leaders in Abuja at the residence of elder statesman and former federal commissioner of Information, Chief Edwin Clark.

He noted that “the culture of governance is deteriorating because of absence of justice which should be the anchor of governance but it is not in Nigeria anymore.

“That is why you are seeing all these kidnappings, Boko Haram, killings in Taraba, Adamawa, Zamfara, Sokoto and all over Nigeria. This country is not being run according to law and order; there is nothing like justice in Nigeria. Therefore, Nigerians feel that this country is not good anymore.”

The presidential aspirant added, “This government is trying to bury the contributions of our founding fathers, integrity and honesty are not new in our vocabulary. Before Buhari there was integrity, there was Tafawa Balewa, Obafemi Awolowo, Aminu Kano, Azikiwe, these are people of honour and integrity. He has never for once paid tributes to our founding fathers.”

Lamido lamented that President Muhammadu Buhari still remained President even after breaching the constitution and his oaths of office by openly declaring that he would favour those who voted for him.

“More than anything, we are going through a period of injustice. In other climes he (the President) will be impeached because he said he will work in favour of where he got 95 per cent and do less where he got five per cent.

“What is happening now is because this country is sick, we are looking for justice. We want a Nigeria where everybody will feel a sense of belonging, not nepotism anymore,” Lamido said.

Earlier, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigo, John Nwodo, who spoke on behalf of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, said, “Our people are deeply upset by the state of affairs in the country. Our country is at a crossroads where leadership is critical. So we have invited you to here what you have for Nigeria.

“We seek restructuring of Nigeria to address teething problems confronting us. We seek answers to how your policies will address all these.”



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