Tambuwal
Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal.

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has lamented the pitiable state of affairs in the country under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Tambuwal, who is also Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, was in Benin, on Saturday, to seek support of the party’s delegates ahead of its presidential convention, and said the ship of state was drifting aimlessly and insisted that the country was more polarized than ever as a result of the bad policies of the ruling APC.

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Accompanying Tambuwal was Prince Kaseem Afegbua, a former Commissioner of Information in Edo State and spokesman to former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.

Greeted with applause, Afegbua, the spokesman of the factional Reformed All Progressives Congress, rAPC, who is scheduled to formally defect to the PDP today at his hometown of Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area of the state, introduced Tambuwal.

According to Tambuwal, the kind of president Nigeria needs is a leader who understands the complexity of the nation and will act as a unifier of all the different religions as well as the northern and southern parts of the country.

He condemned President Buhari, saying that it is very unbecoming of the president to denounce the judiciary as corrupt as such a careless statement was capable of scaring the much-needed investors away from the country.

Buhari, according to him, “the ship of state is drifting. We are losing our unity as the country is highly polarized. We need a leader who understands the complexity of our country, a unifier; a leader that can take Nigeria out of the woods. No investor will come and invest in a country when the leadership says that the judiciary is corrupt.”

The ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives said that being a lawyer, he knows the working of the judiciary and having been a federal lawmaker he was abreast with the legislative arm of government while experience gathered in the last three years as governor will be handy when he becomes president.

He also condemned the recent invasion of the National Assembly by hooded operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS, noting that it was the second time it was happening.