Lamido advocates ‘proper’ federation, national unity

Former governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has advocated for proper federation, unity of Nigeria and harmonious coexistence among ethnic nationalities.
Lamido, who is a presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the advocacy when he paid a courtesy visit to Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom at the Government House, Makurdi.
He said he was in the state to consult with his party and supporters in realisation of his ambition come 2019.
Lamido, who said Nigeria has a long history of crisis, naming coupe among other vices added that leaders in the country must put human consideration above other parochial interests.
The former governor, however, noted with dismay that the ruling All Progressive Congress has introduced division, leading to venomous agenda aimed at defrauding the country.
“Today, there is blood everywhere.
We can no longer sleep with your two eyes closed due to killings and kidnapping by undesirable elements nationwide.
“The APC has demonized, blackmailed the PDP but the APC is a party that strives in 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.
“But when we come back, we will install integrity in the system.
Lamido insisted that his aspiration is not desperation, adding, “We must work for a united Nigeria and secure the country.
“We must uphold and stand for our brotherhood.
We should be there for each other northerners or southerners easterners or westerners.
“Nigeria is a symbol of the black race meaning that any black man in diaspora look up to Nigeria for leadership.
We must be mindful of what we do because whatever we do affects others.” Welcoming the presidential aspirant, Governor Samuel Ortom said Nigeria has come a long way and it is only those who look at its history peripherally that put the country into chaos.
Ortom, who was represented by his deputy, Engr.
Benson Abounu, said too much politicking without measurable action is the cause of Nigeria’s underdevelopment.
Ortom, who pledged Benue’s total support towards the realisation of his presidential ambition, expressed the confidence that when Lamido gets in as the president, he would turn the country around as he did to Jigawa when he was governor.

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