Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto.
• PGF faults Jega, says APC performing
Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum (PDP-GF), Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has charged Nigerians to elect a leader with a broad worldview, and not a parochial and provincial politician.
He equally said that the nation needs an incorruptible leader, who understands that the best way to fight corruption is by personal example and building of strong institutions that could withstand shocks and manipulations.
A statement from the media office in Abuja said the Sokoto State chief executive made the call yesterday at the Richard Akinnola’s birthday lecture in Lagos.
Speaking on the topic, “Security Challenges in Nigeria and Its Implication for Sustainable Development,” Tambuwal maintained that the most populous nation needed a leader in tune with modern technology.
To overcome insecurity, the governor stated that intelligence gathering and surveillance by law enforcement agents were key to proactively and reasonably predict potential crime with near perfect accuracy rather than being reactive.
According to Tambuwal, the problem calls for a new approach.
He added that the country equally needs a visionary leadership imbued with a sense of patriotism to overturn the current unsavoury situation.
MEANWHILE, Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Dr. Salihu Lukman, has faulted the claim by a chieftain of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Prof. Attahiru Jega, that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration had failed to live up to expectations of Nigerians.
In a piece entitled: “Nigerian politics and fallacy of PDP-APC semblance,” the DG disagreed with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ex-chairman’s submission that both the two leading parties had been unsuccessful in engendering good governance and prosperity in the polity since the return of democratic rule in 1999.
Jega had in a BBC Hausa Service interview on August 2, 2021 called on Nigerians not to ‘give their trust to the parties again’ at the 2023 poll.