Sunday 29 November 2015

"Nigeria is operating a pseudo-democracy" - Sule Lamido

Sule Lamido
The immediate past governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has described Nigeria as the bastion of a pseudo-democracy where pretenders take solace in the business of blackmail and concocting lies to suite their whims and caprices.

Lamido said all those pretending to be conscious about safeguarding the tents of democracy were only creating a cruel hoax to deceive the most gullible in the society, adding that people could cajole blackmail and dish out cheap lies to massage their egos.

He spoke at his Sharada office in Kano while receiving an award from Global Network Monitoring and Development Initiative, a non-governmental organisation, over the weekend.

Lamido said it is too simple for one to praise the person he so much revered and make him a demi-god just because one suits your parochial permutations and that one could easily devise a simple trick to make one a demon in as much as he does not appeal to one subtle design.

He wondered why the Peoples Democratic Party should be castigated for the myriad of failures and tribulations on ground pointing out that what had been happening in the past was still happening with the PDP out of the political lime light.

The former Jigawa governor however stated that he wouldn’t mind people calling him all sort names simply because they peddled deep-seated animosities against his person, stressing that his being was God’s will and creation and no one has the power to change one’s destiny.

Lamido stated that the attitude of praising a leader to high heavens was not in his dictionary, pointing out that a leader could best be judged by posterity.

He further revealed he was completely satisfied with the manner he had served the nation in various capacities not in the manner for one to engage in excessive hyperbole to praise him, stressing however that he considered himself as a fulfilled man in every sphere of human endeavour.

Credit: ThisDay

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