Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara is very bitter with the Northern leaders who condemned former President Goodluck Jonathan over the insecurity in the states during his administration.
The speaker has slammed them of now being quiet in the face of the insecurity in the region, he said;
“The 2019 general election is not about President Muhammadu Buhari, it’s not about Atiku Abubakar, but I said it is about you who are gathered here and it will be a referendum on insecurity and hunger in this land.”
“On the issue of insecurity, all of us know what is happening in Borno and, unfortunately too, between Abuja and Kaduna, as well as in Zamfara, Katsina, Nassarawa, Benue, Plateau and even Sokoto states.
“The issue is this, when this thing was going on under Jonathan, we had Borno elders always speaking. Where are the Borno elders now? Where are the leaders of northern Nigeria now that this problem has become endemic? What are they saying now?”
“Are we not guilty of what we allow? Are we not responsible for the killings by our failure to say that enough is enough and demand of a right that President Buhari puts an end to this or leave if he can’t? The truth is that if we don’t rise up to the endemic challenges now, sooner than later, if things continue this way, we are not going to have a country.”