Former Governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, has said northerners are happy with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration despite wanton violence ravaging the North.
Lamido spoke during an interview with Channels TV on Sunday night, saying the north is happy Buhari is in power because he is one of their own.
He said; “We see Nigeria as at my own time, ‘our own son’, ‘our own tribe and whatever he does’… I mean, people in the North are dying every day. We are not safe or secure.
“You can’t even travel from Abuja to Kaduna and feel safe, and just because he is our own son, we are happy. When we are dying, we are happy because Buhari is our own son.”
When asked about Boko Haram and bandits ravaging the Northern region, Lamido blamed increased insecurity on political leaders’ insincerity.
“It is this culture of telling lies to citizens during elections. When you raise their hope, by the time you come to government and fail to fulfil their needs, of course, you are going to be in trouble.
So these are some of the policy consequences of telling lies in campaigns. Leaders are not honest, sincere, and there is nothing called justice,” the ex-governor said.