Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors who want former President Goodluck Jonathan to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari are “hypocrites”.
Some APC governors, led by Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, held a secret meeting with the former president in Abuja in November.
Jonathan, who lost the presidential election to Buhari in 2015, is still qualified to run having only spent one term of four years in office.
Speaking on Arise Television on Wednesday, Lamido wondered why the governors are thinking of presenting Jonathan who they had described as “weak and clueless”.
He said: “To me, I think that they are being merely hypocrites. They, the APC governors, are looking for him. Is it because there are no presidential materials in the APC? This is one of the heights of hypocrisy.”
Lamido said Nigeria deserves to have a president who would represent the whole country without any bias to religion or ethnicity.
The former governor said under APC, Nigeria has been divided with hate and riddled with insecurity.
“The years of the APC has brought hatred among Nigerians, a divided Nigeria full of insecurity with a culture of hate. What the APC says in the north is different from what it says in the South. APC is a party of double talk,” he said.
“Before the APC, Nigerians were united, but look at what it has done to a once united country. Before the APC, Nigerians were living in brotherly and sisterly lifestyles. Look at the level of insecurity now, look at the hatred in the country.”
He added that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his party, left behind a legacy of growth and development.