The former governor of Jigawa State and chieftain of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Sule Lamido, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for blaming the excruciating hardship suffered by Nigerians on the recession.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, over the weekend, Lamido, said Mr. President is simply incompetent and was never ready for the job.
Lamido who is presently standing trial alongside his two sons for allegedly embezzling N1.3 billion public funds while he served as Governor of Jigawa state, maintained that it was too escapist on the part of the president to lean on the recession.
“President Buhari is simply incompetent on the provision of the welfare of the citizens because he was never ready for the job, and so, he lacks the capacity to source for the wherewithal to do it well to the satisfaction of Nigerians.”
He said if the president cannot ensure the provision of basic needs of Nigerians,he should hand over to him and see how he would source for the wherewithal to do so.
To drive his point home he said:
“Imagine a husband who, before marrying his wife, promised her that he would provide all her legal and legitimate needs according to the obligations of matrimony, only to confront the wife shortly after the wedding and tells her that he didn’t know that he would have to provide her ‘this’, and he has now realized that he cannot, and she should please bear with him; and the wife, because of the love she has for him, overlooks that limitation.
“The following day, he confronts her again, explaining his inability to provide another basic need, pleading with her to overlook it, and she does so; again he comes to her another day to say he didn’t know that he also has to provide so and so to her, and now he has realized he cannot; it should dawn on the wife that he simply cannot discharge the obligations of matrimony to her, and it is legal and legitimate for her to seek divorce,” he added.
Sule Lamido had recently expressed his desire to contest for the presidency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019.