by Godwin Akanfe
Sunny Onuesoke, a Delta State gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2007 elections, has lashed out at the governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, for downplaying the efforts of President Goodluck Jonathan in fighting insurgency.
Onuesoke said that the Kano State governor is only over-ambitious, stressing that if Kwankwaso were in Jonathan’s shoes, he would not have done one-tenth in curbing security challenges in Nigeria.
Onuesoke, who is also the Country Director of Network for Good Governance (N4GG), also said that if Northern leaders like Kwankwaso were up and doing in their responsibilities by providing their people with the basic necessities of life, Boko Haram would not have existed and the people would have been living in peace.
“Kwankwaso was a governor from 1999 to 2003. He was a Minister of Defence before he won his second term election in 2011. All these years he was in the PDP.
“To him, PDP was the party to beat, the PDP was a national party, the PDP was the only party that can take Nigeria to the next level, the PDP was the epitome of democracy and good governance.
“But when his personal interest clashed with some powers in the PDP, he left PDP and he is today telling us that PDP is made up of evil men”.
Onuesoke added that Kwankwaso is part of what is wrong with Nigeria, noting that the governor was accusing Jonathan falsely when the insurgency problem in the Northern part of the country was brought into the region by indigenes (Northerners), at a time when people in other regions were looking for ways to improve their lives.
According to him, he (Kwankwaso) and his co-travellers were only making Jonathan much popular and his second term election easier.