Obasanjo Chides Jonathan, Endorse Sule Lamido for 2015 Presidency
While tongues are still waging over the absence of former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the mid-term report presentation of President Goodluck Jonathan’s two years in office, the former president dealt a further blow to the Jonathan’s aspiration for 2015 as he rubbished the president and endorsed Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido for the top job.
Speaking about the current high-wire politics and horse-trading ahead of 2015, Obasanjo said that Jigawa State governor Sule Lamido has exhibited good governance abilities, and has the capacity and competence to rule Nigeria come 2015.
Obasanjo, while delivering his keynote address at the opening ceremony of a three-day Jigawa State Economic Summit in Dutse, Jigawa State capital, on Wednesday (Democracy Day) said “You know you can help somebody to get a job but you cannot help him to do it. If somebody cannot do the job, we have Sule Lamido who is competent to do the job.
“Some people are saying one person can’t make changes; this is rubbish. If you have a competent person who knows where he is going to, he can make changes along with his team that would impact the lives of people as we have seen it in Jigawa State.”
According to Obasanjo, good governance is key for any practical and factual economic development plan because “the government is not expected to invest directly but to provide enabling environment for private investors to implement the plan”.
“The way Governor Lamido revitalised the Jigawa State education sector, made adequate provision of good roads network, infrastructures, social security, free trade has now made the state be a haven for investors, and, to the best of my knowledge, today there is no state in Nigeria which investors’ confidence on can be greater than Jigawa State,” said Obasanjo.
The former President, who rubbished the present style of governance in Nigeria where the Presidency gives figures of “improvement” without reflecting on the lives of Nigeria, said Nigeria MUST change from land of opportunity to a land of actuality.
You may wish to know that Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s problem with President Jonathan started since the president discovered that he might be the running mate to Governor Lamido in 2015
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