Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa State, responded to Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent support of Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), calling it “a mistake by his boss, who is being haunted by the strong character and personality of Tinubu or Atiku.”
Lamido said this when some returnees to the PDP visited him on Friday in his hometown of Bamaina in the Birninkudu Local Council of the State.
Ahmed Mamoud, his former deputy governor, also defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and joined others who, according to him, had gone on a sojourn to the APC in returning to the PDP.
“Obasanjo is my boss. I believe in him. He made a mistake to endorse another candidate outside the party that made him what he is, a party, which gave him the importance, the relevance and the image to be able to do that.
“He is doing it because he is angry with Tinubu and Atiku. What is their crime? Tinubu has a strong character and personality, so also Atiku. The fear of having people, who are very strong in character, is what is haunting him. With Atiku or Tinubu, he will not have the monopoly he is having over Nigeria.”
“The problem is people fail to realise that when a party honours you, and dignifies you, and makes you what you are, you need to be more circumspect. For me, Obasanjo is talking because he was a president.”
If he was not, will he talk like this? Whatever he is saying now is because he was a president under which party? PDP.
“PDP honoured him and dignified him. This is a leader, who should be more inspiring, who should set agenda for Nigeria so that his disciples can follow, which is what we call legacy in life.”
“I have a very clear political history. I have my own belief and conviction, and those who share this belief and aspiration came together to form the PDP. PDP formed a government in Nigeria. Today, if you remove PDP from the Nigerian history of 25 years, what will you have?
On the return of his deputy, he said he did not receive him. It is about the history of Jigawa.
“APC was a house for rent, and it was rented for those from PDP, CPC and so the tenure is over. The rent is over. So, they are coming back home. They had the right to do what they wanted to do.”