Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto State has described President Goodluck Jonathan’s recent consultative tours as “political jamboree” saying they are unnecessary against the background of the insecurity and lack of transparency in the country.
Jonathan recently toured different parts of the country to consult with traditional rulers in what is believed to be about his ambition to contest in 2015.
Wamakko made the comment shortly after the departure of the President who was in Sokoto state as part of his on-going consultation with traditional rulers.
“Here is the President who in spite all the insecurity, corruption, impunity and lack of transparency and so on in the country decided to take a political jamboree, going here and there, celebrating some non-state issues, dancing and so on,” he said.
Wamakko also condemned what is happening in the North-East and Benue state and urged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency do something to stop the killing of innocent Nigerians.
“If Nigeria can win a 30-month bloody civil war, I don’t see any reason why it cannot win against the insurgency in the North-East for over three months now,” he said.
The governor reiterated his committed to change saying,”We are committed to that because we believe that this country needs better leaders, people with fear of God in their minds and who have respect for the common man of this country. Who would guarantee access to education, three-square meal and security for Nigerians. That is why we opted for APC. I thank the entire people of the state for their prayers and I assure you that with your prayers, we will not be intimidated or deviate from the cause,” he added.