The former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido has cautioned the government and security agencies to be more circumspect in dealing with minor political irritations from irritant youths.
Sule Lamido was reacting in a statement on Monday on the arrest and detention of sacked Ganduje’s media aide, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, Lamido.
The statement said those dealing with security management should have done some background checks to understand the political DNA of Salihu Tanko and device better means of dealing with his perceived irritation.
In the statement, Lamido recalled that the father of Salihu, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai had all his life been talking to governments right from the time colonial masters to the feudal Emirs through all the post-independence governments be they civilian or military.
“Alhaji Tanko Snr had been in and out of jail/detention more than he can care to remember. What this means is that Tanko Yakasai Jnr political DNA is in the family lineage and he cannot be expected to be different at his birth”, Lamido said.
He further added that what Tanko Yakasai Jnr said that cost him his appointment and freedom is not different from what Buhari and his fellow APC men have said before ascending power.
“We only need to reflect not too far away to find that what Tanko Jnr is saying is no different from what those now in power have said before their ascendancy to government. If anything the hordes of APC people in this government are bigger culprits.’’
‘’President Buhari should take pride in Tanko Jnr for emulating his courage. Tanko Jnr has lost his job and pay for the courage of his convictions. But his background of honour will not allow him to be like Adesina or Garba Shehu to keep quiet in the face of injustice just for the pay. “If tyranny, persecution, harassment, intimidation, detention and jailing could not conquer Tanko Snr, I don’t see how it will on Tanko Jnr.” He added