A statement made available to reporters in Kano, Friday, signed by the Director Publicity, Jigawa chapter of Northern Youth Forum, Sani Talba Auyo stated that Governor Lamido’s recent positon on the endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan by the PDP North West political family was done to score cheap publicity.
The statement noted that the Jigawa Governor’s political “tantamount to open disobedience to party leaders and Mr. President.”
Alhaji Sani Talba Auto in the widely circulated statement expressed utter dismay why Jigawa governor is uncomfortable with the growing number of Nigerians calling on Mr. President to contest 2015 general election.
The Northern Youth Forum further called on Nigerians to ignore Lamidos comments and maintain their support and solidarity to the Transformation Agenda and Good luck Jonathan bid for reelection in 2015.
The Pan Arewa Youth Group stressed that “It is now obvious that Governor Lamido hasn’t stop attack on Nigerian leaders when they refuse to submit to blackmail”.
The Youth Forum in the statement lament that Alhaji Sule Lamido igawa “doesn’t have masses or the north at heart other than his personal political goals.
Immediate past governor of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye, and ex-Plateau State deputy governor, Dame Pauline Tallen, have perfected plans to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the October party primaries of the party in the state.
Other would-be returnees include former governor of the state, Fidelis Tapgun, and one-time federal permanent secretary, John Alkali, as well as Chief Jimmy Cheto, former director of engineering services at the FCDA, Abuja.
It was gathered that the politicians, who defected to the Labor Party in 2007 and 2011 elections to contest against their former party’s candidates, have already contacted the zonal and national secretariats of the PDP.
The home front, the party has told them to return to their wards with their letters of intension to return to the PDP, stating reasons why they left in the first instance.
While the national secretariat and the North-Central offices of the party are eager to receive Dariye, Tallen and others back into the party at a well organized political rally, the state acting chairman of the party, Chief Raymond Dabo, said in an interview that he was not privy to such an arrangement, arguing that the party’s constitution must be followed by anybody who dumped the PDP before and now wants to return back to the party.