Former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, has faulted the anti-corruption campaign of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Mr Lamido who was a guest on Channels Television’s special political programme, Roadmap 2019, also accused the government of failing to keep its promises to Nigerians in the areas of security and the economy.
“Today, this government has turned corruption into an institution. Go to the ministries; in everything, they failed to live up to it,” he said in the latest edition of the programme which aired on Monday.
“If you look at the government now; in terms of security, where are we? In the economy, where are we?”
The former governor condemned the repeated killing of Nigerians in different parts of the country, saying the bloodshed was evidence of the government’s failure in the area of security.
Mr Lamido, who is a presidential aspirant, believes that the nation has not made any meaningful progress in the last four years, stressing that “everything is wrong with Nigeria” in terms of cohesion as a nation.
Ahead of the general elections, he recalled that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made some mistakes in the past and had apologised to Nigerians.
Lamido, however, insisted that the PDP was the only political party that has the capacity and history to keep the nation together.
Concerning his presidential ambition, he explained that having served in various capacities, including as a parliamentarian in 1979, foreign affairs minister, and a governor, among others, he was qualified to lead the country.
“I’m campaigning because I want to pay back what I got,” said the presidential aspirant.
“This country has honoured me, dignified me, given me space to grow from a village boy to what I’ve been in life.
“Nigeria has been there for me all along; it has been very very kind to me and that is why I want to be there too for Nigeria.”