By Emeka Nze
Former Minister of National Planning, Prof Abubakar Olarenwaju Sulaiman, has alerted President Muhammadu Buhari that he would one day be required to account for what he described as “the president’s mis-governance”.
Sulaiman stated this yesterday in Abuja when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ex-Ministers’ Forum threw their weight behind his bid to emerge the National Publicity Secretary of the party, reiterating that “the president must be prepared to explain himself to God for the death of hundreds of Muslims, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and members of the Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
He said “today, Nigeria is at a crossroad. Less than three years after the exit of our great party, our country bleeds profusely from corruption, inept leadership, civil strives and economic hardship.”
Olanrewaju added that, “when a leader’s mind is corrupt, nothing good can come out of it. As a spiritual being, there is no gain-saying that we will be judged someday by our creator and so I urge president Muhammadu Buhari to prepare to face Allah SWT on his style of governance that has emboldened selective justice by shielding the Barus, the Jaffars, the Kyaris and many other corrupt cases of his beloved appointees in the last two years.
“Our president should also be ready to account for the blood of 400 innocent Shi’ite Muslims massacred in Zaria, that of the lDP refugees, the massacre of IPOB members and other state sponsored attacks.
“Mr President must be prepared to account for the deep hatred he has shown towards certain ethnic groups, which is evident in the lopsided appointments and recruitments carried out by his administration against such ethnic groups in the country,” he stated.
The ex-minister called on delegates to the forthcoming national convention of the PDP to vote for him as the NPS of the leading opposition party.
Speaking at the event, chairman of former ministers forum, Tanimu Turaki, declared Suleiman as the candidate of the forum, noting that the forum will come out in his full support.