Sule Lamido, former Governor of Jigawa State, has pointed out at some political bodies from the southern part of the country over their alleged silence on the problems facing the country.
In his statement he state that the silence of some of these political leaders is having a negative effect on the labelling and ethnic profiling on all Fulani herdsmen.
He then proceeded by saying that these leaders have benefited from a Fulani man’s current government, but have not spoken out in support of the government they have helped set up, adding that their silence is illegal.
Lamido while speaking with newsmen in Kano, specifically called out the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige Minister of Works, Babatunde Raji Fashola, former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka and others.
He said; “Buhari was the choice of Nigerians not just Fulanis. I am Fulani and I didn’t vote for Buhari. Ask Tinubu. What I am saying is that why can’t his (Buhari) people, Tinubu, his DG of Campaign, Amaechi and other APC leaders defend us and say ‘look, it is not all Fulanis’.
“The APC members who voted for Buhari, the Fayemis, the Rochas, the Fasholas, the Ngiges and all of them, the Soyinkas, who defended Buhari in 2014, why can’t they defend the Fulanis today?”, he asked.
Lamido added that Fulanis are peace-loving people but the general narrative in the mind of most Nigerians has affected the perspective of people about them.
“I expect Bola Tinubu, Rotimi Ameachi and the likes of Ngige to come out and frankly speak in protections of the Fulanis because they are behind the election of Buhari who is a Fulani head and who also benefitted immensely from his government not even the herders who are today been persecuted,” he noted.
He added that “their criminal silence in the face of the horrible attacks on Fulanis after benefiting jointly in the government led by a Fulani figurehead is worrisome and something like a betrayal of trust to the President and his kinsmen”.
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