FULANISATION COMMENT: Bode George backs Obasanjo, slams Sule Lamido
Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has been slammed by the former National Vice-Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olabode George for terming ex- President Olusegun Obasanjo a religious and ethnic bigot.
According to Bode George, Obasanjo has the right to to express his observation over growing insecurity in the country and the incursion and increased activities of herdsmen in the South West.
Bode George while speaking with newsmen at his Ikoyi office in Lagos on Thursday also accused Lamido of disrespectingbObasanjo, whom, he (George) described as a concerned nationalist.
He said, “Things have never been this bad in this country and the way that we are going about it is creating unnecessary division.
What is our problem as Nigerians?
“When Obasanjo left office as military head of state in 1979, a lot of Yoruba people blacklisted him saying he should have handed over to Pa Awolowo instead of a Fulani man. There was no name that he was not called, but Obasanjo is a straightforward person.
“Recently, he made a comment as an observation that things are not going right in this country. The incursion of herdsmen is disturbing.
“He is also a farmer and a lot of farmers are complainingbbitterly that their farms are being ravaged. My friend, the former governor of Jigawa, Sule Lamido accused Obasanjo who hasbalways been a nationalist of being a bigot
“What Lamido said was absolute nonsense and an insult.
Does he know what Obasanjo suffered? Was it not the same man who made Lamido whom he is by giving him the opportunity to become a minister?
“But he is now turning round to call him a bigot. Why did Lamido not find out from Obasanjo why he made that statement?