Former Military dictator and a three time Presidential Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of witch-hunting over the arrest of the two sons of Jigawa Governor, Mr. Sule Lamido for fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arrested two sons of Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, over an alleged N10 Billion fraud in November 2013.
Over N10 Billion was allegedly transferred from Jigawa state government accounts into the accounts in which Sule Lamido and his two sons have interest from 2007 till date.
The Commission is said to have traced these transfers to 10 companies where Lamido and sons are directors and signatories to the account.
The companies include Bamaina Alluminium Limited, Bamaina Holdings Limited, Bamaina Company Nigeria Limited, Rawda Integrated Services Limited, Speeds International Limited and Saby Integrated Nigeria Limited.
But in an interview with Kaduna based Liberty Radio monitored by our correspondent, said the decision to arrest the sons of the Governor is primarily aimed at gagging oppositions to the Presidency.
“Like I have said, we have to properly secure and manage this country. You cannot deny citizens their rights to express their own opinion or you allow some people to brazenly threaten the cooperate existence of the country and instead of inviting them and asking them to explain themselves to the nation, they are given a ride in Presidential jets.
“When others do it, you go and lock them up or you harass them. That is not the way to do things. For example, when the seven governors decided to break out from the PDP and we went and visited them; five of the governors took the risk. One of the governors still have problem with the police, his children were arrested, the bank officials that transacted business with his children were locked up.
“Those are children of governors. You can imagine what will then happen to children of ordinary Nigerians. There is this problem of insecurity in the land, both physical and material which the All Progressive Congress is about to whip out God willing.”
The APC chieftain said his believe for multi-Party democracy is reason why he often time resort to the court after losing Presidential elections.
He said “we have been to court three times in 2003, 2007 and 2011 not because we were convinced that we were going to win. We went because we want to make sure that this multi-party democracy takes firm grip on Nigerians. If we can come and go, the system will be strong enough to guarantee security for this country and guarantee prosperity for this country. This is our objective.
“All we are fighting for is to have proper democracy. What I mean is that whatever people say, whether they reflect briefly on it or not, Nigerians are now well aware of their rights and what they expect from government.
In APC, we have reduced it to two your security sound management.
“We have to secure this country and manage it properly. I think people have suffered enough, they are now prepared to listen and I believe they are listening and are cooperating. We have been convinced that since 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed without a shot being fired that multi
party democratic system is superior. But elections must be free and fair.
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