Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido has declared that he will never join the APC because the party is a political group of angry politicians and there is no way he will be part of such a group.
He spoke while APC youths in Jigawa State visited him at the weekend in Dutse. The APC youths urged the governor to defect to the APC.
Responding, Lamido said it would be foolish of him to defect to APC after helping to build the PDP as a founding father.
The APC youths, led by Engineer Muyahid Zartaus, said they were in Jigawa to plead with Lamido who he described as one of Nigeria’s most outstanding governors to join APC, moreso as his other colleagues hitherto in PDP had done so.
Zartaus said as a progressive governor, APC was the place for Lamido to be, urging him not to take more time in considering the option of joining the group.
The youth and elders of APC, according to him, would be happy to have the Jigawa State governor in their party considering his rich political background, which he stressed, had been built since the First Republic with leaders like late Mallam Aminu Kano.
However, the governor said his reason for not joining the governors of Kano, Adamawa, Kwara, Sokoto and Rivers in their defection to the APC hinged on some political considerations surrounding the nature of the umbrella opposition party in Nigeria.
Lamido told the youths in strong terms that he would not join APC, which he described as a party founded on anger by principal members.
According to him, the party may end up in the doldrum once the issues which caused their anger were addressed, stating that he was content being a member of PDP.
He described PDP as the strongest party in Nigeria which is spread across the nooks and crannies of the country. He said it was better that he remained in the party which, according to him, he co-founded.
The governor later reiterated his position on the crises within the ruling party and his decision to remain a member when he addressed a large crowd at the Mallam Aminu Kano Square in Dutse, during the flag off campaign for local government election in the state.