Former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is now a huge sanctuary for thieves. Lamido,a chieftain of the People’s Democractic Party(PDP), made this disclosure in an interview when asked to assess President Buhari’s anti-graft war. In Lamido’s words, “Nobody condones corruption. But you don’t go on such smear campaign terrorizing people and demonising a political party in a country that we are supposed to be equal. With this, it means there are two Nigerians; Nigerians of the PDP, people of evil, people who are thieves, who did nothing for Nigeria and then the other Nigerians of the APC. Even if you might have been tagged a thief, after joining the APC with the power and piety of Buhari, you will be clean.
“When justice is lost, there would be some problems. Today, no matter how big you are as a thief, if you go to the APC, they would accept you. Look at those going to the APC in the last two to three weeks, they are people who are on trial by the EFCC. The APC willingly received them with celebration and fanfare. The APC is a huge sanctuary for thieves now. The leadership should be able to exude confidence, respect and trust, not fear. A leader should be wishing that by his coming to office, he gives you the kind of inspiration, the kind of confidence, and then, you respect him, you love him, not that you fear him. So, fear is never an instrument of governance. Fear will make you desperate and when you are very desperate, you know the consequences.”