DUTSE—A former member of the House of Representatives, Farouk Aliyu has accused Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State of chickening out of the G7 Governors forum for selfish reasons.
Aliyu said that Lamido was the leader of the G7 governors having championed the walk out on President Goodluck Jonathan during the last national convention of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
He said the governor opted out of the G7 Governors to safeguard the integrity of his children, who were being detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, describing the action of the governor as selfish.
According to him, Lamido was “frightened” because of the predicament of his children, pointing out that, “for not joining the new train of APC for fear of EFCC we wish Lamido well.”
Speaking with newsmen in Dutse, the state capital, yesterday, Aliyu further explained that Governor Lamido was the architect of the G7 faction of the PDP otherwise known as new PDP, because he led delegates and other governors to walk away from the National Convention of the PDP held at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
“I have said it before that Lamido cannot fight the Goodluck Jonathan-led Federal Government because they discovered his weaknesses and when they worked on them, he compromised and pledged to do whatever they wished,” he alleged.