Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa State, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as “irresponsible” and “corrupt”, for receiving governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the presidential villa.
Lamido said this in an interview with Daily Trust on Sunday.
The PDP chieftain stressed that the APC brainwashed Nigerians to believe that all the bad things in the country were caused by the PDP.
He said the ruling party was founded on lies and will not survive beyond 2023.
Speaking further, Lamido said the APC will soon collapse because it was built on hatred for the PDP, adding that it has failed to fulfill its promises and its leaders have been exposed as liars.
The former minister of foreign affairs said the PDP will regain power in 2023 because Nigerians are tired of the ruling party.
He criticised Buhari and the APC leadership for encouraging cross-carpeting into the ruling party, alleging that they had been using blackmail to get members of the opposition into their fold.
“For Buhari to now receive PDP members in the Villa, that is irresponsible. This means corruption because to steal PDP’s ticket and take it to another party is the worst corruption ever”, Lamido said.
On the move by the APC to woo him into the then new party in 2014, Lamido said leaving the PDP would mean biting the fingers that fed him.
“I refused to go because I did not think they were sincere. And they are dubious in their approach. They lack simple courtesy. How would they abuse me and come back to me, saying something different?
“In all our aspirations and divisions as citizens of this country, politicians or activists, we should put Nigeria first. Let Nigeria be built, whether you are in the APC or PDP,” he said.
He added that the call for restructuring was fuelled by loss of confidence in the system, bad governance, injustice and nepotism.