- Sule Lamide says a voter can do what he or she likes
- The former governor said the people have the right to change government as they want
- According to him, a voter does not need to regret any of his or her political choices
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Nigerians have the right to change any government as they want, according to Alhaji Sule Lamido. He said a voter is free to be stupid with such a right.
Lamido who was foreign affairs minister in Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration and two-term governor disclosed this in an interview with Vanguard Newspaper.
"The people of Nigeria have the power and right to change the government as and when they want.
“The right is certified under freedom. Therefore, you are free to be stupid. It’s your right to be stupid. There should be no regret from an individual in terms of politics because the right to confer authority or withdraw it is in the people.
“So if the Nigerian people fell into the APC propaganda that for the 16 years that PDP ruled, it was all looting and nothing was done— even though they found new, modern airports in Abuja, Kano, Enugu and others under Stella Oduah; highways, power projects— it is most unfortunate,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a foremost non-governmental organisation based in Abuja, Centre for Public Trust (CPT), commended Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for recently establishing the Kano state anti-corruption institute.
In a letter addressed to the governor, the group congratulated him for what it described as “a bold and novel initiative that is capable of transforming the governance landscape in the state.”
The group described the new anti-corruption institute as “a useful training arena for all arms of government and other stakeholders to research and learn towards evolving a homegrown anti-corruption approach that reflects the peculiarities of the Nigerian context especially Kano state.”
CPT enjoined the institute to “build partnerships with similar institutes across Africa and the world for cross-fertilization of ideas and knowledge sharing.”
According to the group, “it is on record that Kano state remains the first state in Nigeria to establish a state anti-corruption agency.”
It said the Kano state anti-corruption and public complaints commission established by the Ganduje administration and led by Barrister Magaji Muhuyi Rimingado “has been very active in prosecuting embezzlers of public resources, promoting the amicable settlement of disputes and recovery of misappropriated funds.”
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