Presidency Replies Sule Lamido Over 2019 Ambition
– Presidency has reacted to Sule Laido’s various attacks on President Buhari’s anti-corruption fight
– The presidency accused said Lamido has no moral rights to speak on anti-corruption fight
The Nigerian Presidency has reacted to alleged verbal attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war by presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido.
The president’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, while reacting to several interviews done by Lamido said there was a plan by politicians seeking the destruction of national institutions such as the courts, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and everything good that the nation stands for, Premium Times reports.
Shehu said: “It is only in Nigeria that a leader will divert money belonging to the public into his children’s account then turns round to start pontificating on public morals, in the process subjecting the nation’s honest leadership to daily attacks based on falsehood.
“ It is even worse that such a person, facing criminal prosecution will start going round saying he wants to be president. Is this not one of the reasons why other countries are laughing at Nigeria? This is hooliganism. It is not opposition politics.
“Time and again, President Buhari had lamented that strongmen had destroyed the country’s strong institutions and that it will take strong men to rebuild them. He deserves the support of everyone to rebuild such institutions because they serve a common good.”
Meanwhile, it was previously reported that Lamido said that President Buhari’s second term ambition poses no threat to the chances of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election.
Lamido who is a presidential aspirant of the PDP made the statement on Saturday, November 11, in an interview with the Sun newspapers.
The former governor said his party does not care who the APC fields in the 2019 presidential election because the PDP is more than two-third.