The presidential aspirant under the platform of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Sule Lamido, on Tuesday said that many Nigerians have become so starved under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Mr Lamido, who made this claim in Bauchi Tuesday evening when he addressed delegates and supporters of the PDP in the state, accused the officials of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led federal government of deceiving and disuniting Nigerians along tribal and religious lines.
According to him, the Buhari administration is being selective in the fight against corruption.
He said: “If you are in PDP they said you are a thief, if you are in APC you are a saint, what kind of justice is this.
“Governor Ortom has spent three years governing Benue State, immediately he dumped APC, EFCC begins an investigation of his administration.
“We are aware that APC has shielded corrupt personalities that are supporting the APC.
“If you are in APC all your corruption are forgiven, but if you are in PDP you are a thief. We are in democracy; you threaten people that you will jail so and so persons.
“A leader doesn’t threaten his subjects, he threat them with justice, compassion and mercy, not jail threat and intimidation.
“(You) can’t change the destiny of whoever God has prepared to become the next president come 2019. I believe in the entrenchment of democracy in the country.”
Lamido urged Bauchi delegates to elect him as the party’s presidential candidate and to prepare to make sacrifice and endure more hardships through threats and intimidation “that will come from the APC government in their quest for re-election”.
He said with patience, perseverance, hard work and determination, PDP will win the 2019 presidential election and will win other elective positions.