Upset by the hemming in of Nigerians amid deteriorating insecurity in the country, a former Jigawa Governor Sule Lamido, says Nigeria is bleeding and nobody is safe again.
“Obviously, Nigeria is bleeding now. It is bleeding,’’ he said after a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, on Sunday.
Report said both the ex-governor and the former president engaged in several hours of discussion at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Pent House.
Persecondnews learnt that the meeting was not unconnected with the forthcoming convention of the People’s Democratic Party primaries ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Lamido is believed to be nursing presidential ambition on the platform of the PDP.
In spite of the security challenges, Lamido believed that the country will rise again.
Lamido, who did not give details of their discussion, said Obasanjo reinforced his faith in Nigeria despite the challenges.
“We discussed a number of issues, particularly on Nigeria, that he so loved. Honestly, no matter how down we go, we will rise again. But, obviously, it is bleeding now. It is bleeding,’’ he disclosed in a statement by Obasanjo’s media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, a copy of which was given to Persecondnews.
On the abduction of three workers of Obasanjo Farms at Kobape near Abeokuta, Lamido expressed serious fears:
“How do we remain safe is the biggest problem and challenge now in this country because now, nobody is safe again.
“Imagine, kidnapping three workers of Baba, a former President of the country? Who is safe again?
“I have come to visit my father and leader and my everything after a very long time and I met him in a very high spirit and good health.
“But, he told me that he is now aging and I responded that he is not because we still need him in this country.
“And he said, Sule, I will do anything for Nigeria. That is very inspiring. That is why I like him and this reinforces my faith in the country — my Nigeria.
“We discussed a number of issues, particularly on Nigeria, that he so loved. Honestly, no matter how down we go, we’ll rise again. But, obviously, it is bleeding now. It is bleeding.’’