- Sule Lamido has faulted Atiku Abubakar for saying the PDP has been an example of genuine democracy in Nigeria
- Atiku had made the statement in a tweet on Thursday, June 25, shortly after the APC dissolved its national working committee
- But Lamido challenged the moral authority of the PDP to make such a claim about sustaining democracy in Nigeria
A former governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has faulted Atiku Abubakar for saying the PDP has been an example of the order and constitutionality needed to sustain genuine democracy in Nigeria.
Atiku had made the statement in a tweet on Thursday, June 25, shortly after the APC dissolved its national working committee.
“The PDP has been an example of the order and constitutionality needed to sustain genuine democracy in Nigeria.
“I pray that the order, discipline and constitutionality, which we, as a party have exemplified, should guide institutions of our democracy, especially other political parties. Without law and order, a party cannot provide law and order to Nigeria,” he tweeted.
However, Lamido disagreed with Atiku’s claim about the PDP’s role in sustaining genuine democracy in Nigeria, Daily Trust reported.
“I think PDP has lost the moral authority to make this claim.” Lamido said.
“We only need to reflect on our individual roles to discover how hallow this claim is. Self-interrogation can bring out the character in us.
Meanwhile, ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ondo state governorship primary election, the Adelami Lamilaka campaign organisation has asked security agencies to hold Governor Rotimi Akeredolu responsible if any life is lost during the exercise.
The campaign team in a statement sent to journalists on Tuesday, June 23 and signed by its spokesman, Barrister Segun Ogodo, accused the governor of aiding and abetting gross insecurity in the state particularly in Owo, his hometown.
Part of the statement read: “Owo community has been living under palpable fears as guns and other dangerous weapons are being openly displayed with sporadic gunshots even in the day time without any challenge.
“The police seems to be helpless as they complain of no operational vehicle for them to respond to emergencies.
“The authorities and the general public are invited to note the challenging situation in Owo community and to further note that crimes related to killing and kidnapping of party stalwarts may not be far from the nefarious activities of this killer squad.
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