Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has warned president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure they deliver on their electoral promises, adding that Nigerians will not tolerate excuses.
Lamido, who spoke at the inauguration of the Shiroro bridge in Niger State, said the APC did not give conditions whether the economy was favourable or not during electioneering.
He stated that members of the APC did everything possible to distort the harmony in the country by their campaign and quest for power, adding that they did not raise developmental issues but were busy blackmailing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He lamented that they were asking for time when during their campaigns they did not give conditions to deliver on their promises.
“They tried to break and distort Nigeria’s harmony, they tried to turn tribe against tribe, brother against brother, raising false hope. They must fulfil all their promises because there was no condition of good or favourable economy when they were making these promises.
“Do not give any excuse because we will not tolerate any excuse because there was no condition given when they were soliciting and asking for votes.
“During campaigns, APC were busing blackmailing the PDP; they did not raise any developmental issue; they were busy harping on the dysfunctionalities of the nation, which included Boko Haram, corruption and other security issues. They never knew a day of reckoning will come. Now, they have to fulfill all those promises they made,” Lamido stated.
He further lamented that leadership, which is a serious business, is now taken with levity, stating that in the last couple of years, leadership have taken the nature of nepotism, self-serving and have lost its meaning.
“Leadership and governance have lost meaning because it does not give rights, it only confers privileges. Any nation that denies people their rights is a nation waiting to explode. Governance is a responsibility,” Lamido explained.
He further said he had no plans to form another political party as being rumoured in some quarters.
The governor said he was one of the founding fathers of the PDP, adding: “I will not leave my home for tenants to live in “We dey kampe for PDP, we dey shelele for PDP. PDP has honoured and dignified me and I will not leave my home for tenants.”
Lamido stressed that PDP should be grateful to God for making them instrumental for the democracy in Nigeria stating: “We will be in PDP. Which character in PDP can claim PDP if not people like us? Who are we going to leave PDP for? Where are we going to leave PDP to?”he asked.