A former Governor of Jigawa Stae, Sule Lamido, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to beg God for the forgiveness of the ‘offences’ he has committed against Nigeria.
Speaking on the state of insecurity in Nigeria, Lamido said Buhari needed to wake up in the middle of the night and ask for forgiveness.
In an interview with BBC, Lamido said Buhari had failed, adding,
“There is no way a government can go successfully without sabotage but you need to be strong enough to overcome such challenges. If really, he cannot withstand this, he has to resign but we can’t be accepting sabotage as a reason.
“He has failed, if not that he failed, how will you allow some people to slaughter 43 people? How will you allow bandits to raid villages and set them on fire and rape their women? Something is wrong somewhere.
“Allah is merciful to his servants, we hope our prayers will be answered, but Buhari has to go first. He should ask himself what offences he has committed. He needs to wake up at midnight, drop his arrogance and pray. He should ask for Allah’s forgiveness for the offences he has committed.
”He is arrogant and always speaking with pride. Many people have said it and we have seen it. In the last four years, if you said something like this, you will be cursed but now the truth has come. The problem is that he doesn’t listen to what people are saying, but everyone has spoken out. People are tired, the Ulamas, the masses and the traditional leaders… have spoken out.
“When Buhari was sick, Nigerians prayed for him and they are still doing but he failed to address their challenges.”
Many people have found the spreading insecurity in the country dreadful, with a lot of them arguing that the Buhari government had failed.