By: Chike Oleka
A former governor of Jigawa State and one time Nigerian minster of Foreign Affairs Sule Lamido has insisted that Former President Olusegun Obasanjo stand on activities of Boko Haram is wrong and incisive.
Sule Lamido who had earlier taking a swipe on former Nigeria president Olusegun Obasanjo cautioned him not to allow his political sentiment against President Muhammadu Buhari rid him of his statesmanship status.
Lamido in a chat with Olekareporters said that some information’s are classified and should be channeled appropriately without wiping up sentiment of overheating the polity.
“Chike Oleka truth is a double edge sword, the dilemma is, where when and how to reveal/say it. “
“This determines what a Leader is. If Obj was to have revealed/disclosed some ‘truths’ when he was President, Nigeria would have been no more. “
“There is something called ‘classified’ information which is not said/revealed any how!”
Recall that Obasanjo at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State claimed that attacks on different Nigerian states and communities by Boko Haram insurgency group were part of plots to Islamise Nigeria.
“The twin evils of Boko Haram and marauding cattle herders were initially treated with kid gloves.
Lamido, an ally of the former president, however, believes Obasanjo’s statement was improper of a nationalist.
Sule Lamido served as Foreign minister of Nigeria from 1999 to 2003, under Olusegun Obasanjo.
He was elected governor of Jigawa State in April 2007.
He is a member of the ruling People’s Democratic Party.
In 2015 he and his sons were put on trial for embezzling state fund by the EFCC.