- Former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, has lambasted Tinubu over attack on Fulanis
- Lamido said that Tinubu's silence on the crisis was about his presidential ambition in 2023
- The ex-governor noted that Tinubu and some leaders in the south of being unfair with President Buhari
Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state, has accused the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and other leaders of the party from the southern of being unfair to the Fulani ethnic group with their silence.
Daily Trust reports that Lamido said that Tinubu, the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi; minister of labour, Chris Ngige and former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha among those whose silence has triggered the hatred against the Fulanis.
Legit.ng gathered that none of the APC leaders indicted by Lamido has reacted to the allegations till now.
He said the ‘hatred’ against the Fulani ethnic group which reached a crescendo with ultimatums issued in Oyo and Ondo states for them to vacate was “fuelled as a result of the failure of the Nigerian government which is currently headed by a Fulani man (Buhari).
“Go on social media and see what they write about Fulanis. It is simply because our own son (Buhari) is there. Therefore, they read us (Fulanis) through him. When Jonathan was there, they called his people names.
“Buhari was the choice of Nigerians not just Fulanis. I am Fulani and I didn’t vote for Buhari. Ask Tinubu. What I am saying is that why can’t his (Buhari) people, Tinubu, his DG of Campaign, Amaechi and other APC leaders defend us and say ‘look, it is not all Fulanis’."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a chieftain of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo said the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is not ready to speak on the crisis rocking the southwest because he is nursing hopes of being aided by the north in the next presidential election.
It was reported that Tinubu's silence about the injurious activities of the northerners in the region is because of his presidential ambition in 2023.
Adebanjo alleged that the former Lagos governor believes President Muhammadu Buhari will give him the needed backing during the poll, hence his refusal to confront the Nigerian leader.