As the Group of Seven Governors, popularly called G-7 become very desperate in the battle for 2015, Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State has described President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP National Chairman, Bamaga Tukur as squatters in the PDP, saying that are not the owners of the party.
Lamido was endorsed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to contest the 2015 Presidential election at a democracy day event in Dutse, Jigawa State. He has since been rumoured to be planning to contest alongside Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State.
Speaking on Saturday in Dutse Jigawa State while receiving his campaign officials from Kano State who came for consultation with him on the reports that he had perfected plans to defect to the All Progressive Congress, APC, having lost the PDP machinery to Jonathan, Lamido vowed to continue in the PDP, saying that nobody can force him out of the party in which he was a foundation member.
Raining attacks on Jonathan and Tukur, Lamido said: “There is no way someone who was favoured and is squatting would be allowed to claim a house and attempt to send the owners out of their compound. When the PDP was formed and registered, where were Tukur and Jonathan?”.
One of the supporters asked Lamido if he had the capacity to wrest the party structure from Jonathan, the Jigawa State Governor assured him that with his political base comprising the former President and other leaders, he would win the PDP Presidential primaries.