Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwanwaso of Kano state has said that President Goodluck Jonathan is insensitive to the yearnings of Nigerians, lamenting that at a time when the nation should be mourning the Nyanya bomb explosion that left many either dead or injured, the president decided to embark on what he described as “merry-making trips”.
“At a time when several innocent lives have been lost, when many of the victims are in hospital seeking blood donations to survive, the president is gallivanting round the country in the name of PDP unity rally”, he said.
The governor, who spoke in Hausa during the 2nd matriculation ceremony of students of Northwest University, Kano, at the Government House lawn, yesterday, said: “At a time when several innocent lives have been lost, when many of the victims are in hospital seeking blood donations to survive, the president is gallivanting round the country in the name of PDP unity rally”.
He wondered why the president should be traveling aimlessly with taxpayers’ money, while the common man is being killed daily because of failure of the federal government to adequately protect lives and property.
Kwankwaso chided the president for justifying, promoting, and sustaining corruption, pointing out that despite the allegation of corruption against the minister of aviation and the missing $20 billion oil fund, the president remains silent on such issues during his campaign visit to Kano.
“The man came to Kano to smear our image but thank God, the man gave me free publicity by mentioning my name over 50 times in a 15-minute address”, he said.
“The President, his Vice and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation are vultures. They want the PDP to die and feed on its carcass”, he added, asserting that personally, their present disposition is “fertilizer” to his future political aspiration.
He said: “Supposing I decide to contest for the number one seat in this country, I will beg APC, APGA and Labour Party not cast their votes for me. I want to assure you that with the PDP vote that I will garner, definitely I will defeat the president hands down.”
Kwankwaso said the federal government under Jonathan has failed the people of Kano state and other Nigerians by not doing what is expected of a responsible government, adding that Jonathan is not the president Nigerians deserve.