Unic Press UK: The Nigerian House of Representatives speaker, Yakubu Dogara has called on the leaders of thought of northern Nigeria to shun hypocrisy by speaking out against widespread insecurity in their region, saying that silence under the current regime speaks volume when compared with what happen during Goodluck Jonathan administration.
Speaking Thursday in Lafia, Nasarawa State, during the campaign of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dogara observed that the political elites of the northern regions are keeping mute even when it is incontrovertible that insecurity under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is worse that Goodluck Jonathan era. He said:
“Just like my last speech to Nigerians that were gathered in a rally like this in Gombe, I said that the 2019 General Elections is not about President Muhammadu Buhari, it’s not about Atiku Abubakar, but I said it is about you who are gathered here. And it will be a referendum on insecurity and hunger in this land. On the issue of insecurity, all of us know what is happening in Borno and, unfortunately too, between Abuja and Kaduna, as well as in Zamfara, Katsina, Nassarawa, Benue, Plateau and even Sokoto States. Now, I cannot even mention all because it is a general problem in the country, but I was highlighting the states where the problem is more endemic as of now. The issue is this, when this thing was going on under Jonathan, we had Borno elders always speaking. Where are the Borno elders now?,” the Premium Times reports.