The former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, has described Nigeria as sick nation because President Muhammadu Buhari was also sick.
Bafarawa, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, made the remark while describing the Buhari-led administration as a disaster.
He spoke with newsmen shortly after addressing Ogun State executives and delegates of the PDP, as part of his ongoing campaign tour in Abeokuta.
The former governor, who noted that Nigeria “is sick because the leadership is sick,” stressed that the PDP will get rid of the All Progressives Congress, APC, government in 2019.
Bafarawa also said, “We don’t have a nation under the leadership of APC government. That is why we, in PDP, have to put our house in order and ensure that we get rid of the APC government in this country because it is a disaster to the country. This country is sick because the leadership is sick.
“We cannot allow this to continue. Forget about the number of aspirants, we are all members of one family. Whoever gets the party ticket; we will all work together and make sure we succeed in 2019.
“In trying to do damage control, we are not going to witch-hunt anybody because when you are building a nation.
“As a leader, you are not expected to look at the back; you have to face the problem. Nobody can do it alone. It requires our collective resolve as a people and as a nation to put the country in good place.
“I also want you to know that my presidential ambition is not a do or die affair.”