Sule Lamido faults Tinubu, Fashola, others over treatment of Fulani in South-West

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Former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido says Fulani people are being persecuted in Nigeria, especially in the South-West zone, because they are President Muhammadu Buhari’s tribe.

He faulted National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for alleged indifference as Fulanis are being persecuted in his zone despite his support for the president.

The ex-governor also berated Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and  Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige for allegedly not doing enough to stop the persecution of Fulanis in there regions despite their relationship with Buhari.

According to Vanguard, Lamido spoke Thursday in Kano as he received 27 newly-elected local government chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jigawa at his office.

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“They are reading Fulani through Buhari, who is also of the Fulani tribe. They failed to understand that it is not every Fulani that supports Buhari. I am a Fulani by tribe but did not vote for Buhari.

“What the Fulanis are going through in this country is unfortunate. We are being persecuted, abused, endangered, called names, just because Buhari is from us. This is not fair. This is unjust.

“Why have those from the South, who brought Buhari to power in 2015, failed to defend his people in their region? Where are the Tinubus, Fasholas, Amaechis, Ngiges, Soyinkas, Rochas, where are all these, why can’t they protect Buhari’s people?” Lamido queried.

He said that being Nigerians the Fulani were free to live in any part of the country.

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