The former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, yesterday said Nigerians made a grievous mistake by electing President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential poll.
Lamido, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Presidential aspirant, said Nigeria had never witnessed hatred and bloodshed across ethnic and religious divides since independence as being witnessed under Buhari.
Lamido appealed to party leaders to form a strong alliance against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019, saying: “We can defeat them easily if we all share the same thought and pains as Nigerians are teeling now”.
The former governor said this in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday during a visit to governor Ayodele Fayose to confer with him on his presidential aspiration.
Lamido lauded Fayose for his courage and criticism of the Buhari’s government, describing the governor’s bravery as an impetus to the country’s fledging democracy and tonic that has been spurring the opposition party ahead of the next year’s general election.
Lampooning the Buhari’s government for failing Nigeria, Lamido added: “I have come to discuss with you about our party and look at Nigeria in 2019. APC is stealing under the cover of anti corruption fight. In Nigeria, the only hope in 2019 is PDP, because APC is a contraption.”