Presidency mocks former Jigawa governor, Lamido’s 2019 Presidential ambition
Written by Morenike Adebayo on November 13, 2017
The Presidency has said that former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido’s ambition to be the president of Nigeria in 2019 is making the country to be a laughing stock among other countries. The Senior Special Assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said this on Sunday in a reaction to Lamido’s criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ongoing anti-corruption war in recent media interviews.
Citing the ongoing Lamido’s prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on corruption charges, the Presidency said the aspirant’s criticism of President Buhari is an indication of lack of intellectual depth by the opposition.
Shehu also raised the alarm over what he described as a grand plan by politicians seeking the destruction of national institutions, such as the courts, the EFCC and everything good that the nation stands for.
While urging opposition politicians to give President Buhari the support he needs to rebuild national institutions such as the EFCC, Shehu challenged Lamido to convince Nigerians that his trenchant attacks against the government and the judiciary are not a smokescreen to becloud the atmosphere of his criminal prosecution.