Addressing a youth gathering who converged in their hundreds, calling on him to vie for the 2023 presidency on the occasion of his 73rd birthday, the former governor noted that Nigeria is too weak to break.
He asked, “Who will break it? The ordinary person in Jigawa or the ordinary person in Sokoto or the ordinary person in Bayelsa? Is it the Igbo vulcanizer or the Yoruba woman selling kerosene by the roadside or the Okada man in Delta?
“They don’t have the capacity to unite because they are burdened by poverty. We have taken away from them their dignity, their self-esteem, their pride and self-worth so that they cannot even organize for the break-up of the country.
“Up there, we (elites) unite. We will never allow Nigeria to break because once it breaks, we will lose. But the common man loses nothing. What is he losing? He is already in hell; he cannot lose anything more than this hell.”
Alhaji Sule Lamido explained that the country is bleeding due to poor governance under the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He added, “Our country is bleeding because there is no purposeful leadership, no justice, no peace, no security all over, only injustice, denial of people’s rights and privileges and above all, the collapse of government institutions.”
Earlier in his remarks, the convener, Comrade Umar Danjani stated that their reasons for pressuring the former Governor to contest the presidency is noting short of the collapse of the country’s social infrastructure.
He opined, “We are confident only Lamido can remedy the situation due to his wealth of experience in the art of governance.”