The former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has reacted to the stand of the Presidency over the statement of Northern Elders Forum on insecurity in Nigeria.
Recall that the Northern Elders Forum had attacked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration over insecurity in Nigeria.
The Presidency in a statement through its spokesman, Femi Adesina had described the forum led by Prof. Ango Abdullahi, as a one-man army.
Adesina in his statement said: “Ango Abdullahi is NEF and NEF is quasi-organization that boasts of no credible membership, and its leader is akin to a General without troops.”
Lamido who took to his Facebook account noted that the issues raised by NEF are the minds of Nigerians, he reminded the president that the group had earlier supported him.
He called on President Buhari to ignore advice from his aides, Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu and rather seek for immediate solutions to save the lives of Nigerians.
The former governor urged President Buhari to reflect on the reason why his allies left him after he got elected.
His post reads: “I urge Buhari to reflect on the response in his defense made on the statement of the Northern Elders Forum on the STATE OF NATION ON SECURITY by Femi Adesina.”
“Sir, if you reflect on your political evolution from APP, ANPP, CPC to ACN the likes of Prof Ango and Hakeem Baba Ahmed and many more in the NEF have been your loyal troops through thick and thin and have never abandoned you even in defeat!”
“The question you should ask yourself as the president is why have these groups and parties abandoned you in Victory to political mercenaries like Femi and Garba who are with you only for the pay?”
“The issues raised are real and each and every Nigerian except Femi and Garba share these concerns, even you as our C in C claimed not to be aware of our insecurity situation until the likes of NEF raised the red alarm!”
“You need to also read the warning written by Elder Statesman Bashir Tofa to Nigerian Big Men on the analysis of Insecurity in Nigeria, our Sub Region and Africa.”
“I hope the General without troops Femi was referring to sarcastically is not you sir! You have many capable hands around you sir, listen to them, engage them.”