Why I’m being persecuted – Sule Lamido

Why I’m being persecuted – Sule Lamido

Alhaji Sule Lamido, the detained Ex-governor of Jigawa State, has lamented his detention by the police.

He said he was being persecuted because of his presidential ambition in 2019.

Lamido was detained after honouring police invitation on Sunday, and was still quizzed by the operatives yesterday.

However, Chief Press Secretary to the former governor, Alhaji Umar Kyari, told newsmen that the governor of Jigawa State, who raised a false alarm against Lamido, is stiff scared over his presidential ambition in 2019 and the local elections in the state slated for July 1 this year.

But it is rather too late for anyone to stop Lamido from achieving his political ambition come 2019 since the people have already seen that he has what it takes to rule Nigeria and lift it out of the woods.”

Recall that Jigawa State governor has reportedly accused his predecessor of inciting his supporters to cause trouble if the upcoming local council polls slated for July 1, 2017, was compromised by the state electoral commission.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Moshood Jimoh, also told the newspaper that Lamido was still being questioned at press time and might be charged to court after investigation.

Jimoh said, “It is true that the former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, is still being interrogated by our operatives after honouring our invitation on Sunday.

The state government complained against his directive to his supporters to cause trouble and we had to wade in.

Based on the petition by the state government, we are looking into the issues raised against him and he might be charged to court if there is enough evidence to prove the allegations against him.”



  1. The question is: those things he was accused of saying, did he actually say them? if the answer is yes, then he Sule Lamido, as an elder and experienced politician, does he consider such statements proper vi-a-vis the peace and security of the State?

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