PDP Looks Up To Jonathan, Lamido, Mark To Lead Reconciliation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has initiated moves to end leadership tussle between senators Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff.
The move came on the wake of a meeting by various stakeholders of the party scheduled to hold today in Abuja.

Consequently, the PDP had established a 24-man joint reconciliation committee and started shopping for prominent party chieftains to steer affairs of the committee.

The Daily Trust, yesterday, gathered from reliable PDP stalwarts that the party had penciled down the names of former president Goodluck Jonathan, former Senate president, David Mark and former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido for chairmanship of the committee.

A reliable source close to Sheriff and Makarfi, told our correspondent in a telephone interview, yesterday, that the Board of Trustees (BoT), National Assembly Caucus, PDP Governors’ Forum and other organs and stakeholders of the party, were shopping for a neutral person, who possessed impeccable character, integrity and was generally accepted, to chair the committee.

He said that Jonathan, Mark and Lamido were accepted by Sheriff and Makarfi, explaining that the three eminent politicians were chosen because of their understanding and workings of the party and politics in Nigeria.

He said that the Sheriff’s camp and the Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee agreed to nominate 12 persons each to form the reconciliation committee.
“We have learnt our lessons since after the general elections,” he said.

When contacted on telephone, the national legal adviser and member of the Sheriff-led National Working Committee (NWC), Barrister Bashir Maidugu, said that the 12 persons were nominated by the Sheriff’s camp to serve in the committee.

Maidugu said that the names of the committee members would be made public when the Makarfi-led caretaker committee made names of its representatives known.

However, as at press time, Senator Makarfi and the spokesman of the PDP Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, were yet to respond to a text message sent to them on why lists of their nominees were not yet ready.

On the Abuja meeting, a chieftain of the party, ?Prof. Tunde Adeniran, told our correspondent yesterday that the BoT, PDP governors, National Assembly Caucus and the NEC would meet today at the Yar’adua Centre.

Why Buhari’s Govt Can’t Function Properly- Lamido

Former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has said the reason the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhamadu Buhari is unable to function properly is because the formation of the ruling party was not based on any sound ideology, but out of frustration, bitterness and divisive politics.

The former governor, who made this assertion when he visited THISDAY, yesterday also did not conceal his desire to contest for the presidency in 2019, when he said he would not say no to such an offer should his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), deem it fit to field him for the nation’s top job.

Insisting that the APC was not designed to function properly, Lamido described the party as an amalgam of strange bedfellows, cautioning that the crisis currently plaguing it could undo the Buhari government soon.

Asked if his current trial would not stand between him and his aspiration, the former Jigawa governor said as long as God wills, no man, no matter how hard he tries, can stop God from doing that which he chooses to do.

“The APC has failed woefully and miserably,” he proclaimed, adding that though the Buhari government was prosecuting those it likes, “in the next three years, those being sheltered, protected and favoured against those who are now being seen as human things instead of human beings – their activities would be looked into by another government”.

He insisted that no government was clean and that after four years in government, the Buhari government might not be found to be too clean if searchlights are beamed on the activities of the government while in power.

He said contrary to the impression being created by the president, corruption was endemic in the country by the military, adding that most of the stupendously rich Nigerians are either retired or serving military officers.

Lamido, who traced the history of corruption in the country to the time of the military interregnum, reiterated that no government in Nigeria was clean, “even this government, after four years and you go through what they did, you will be surprised”.

He said it was the reason most of the mind boggling amounts of money stolen during civilian governments were perpetrated by serving or ex-military men.
“Yet, we the politicians are the ones maligned as corrupt. Corruption is not a civilian culture, it is a culture instituted by the military,” he said.

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EFCC To Arraign Ohakim, Lamido Tomorrow, As Metuh’s Trial Continues Today

An interesting week may be in the offing as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) continues several pending high-profile cases, starting with Olisa Metuh’s appearance at the Federal High Court 10 in Abuja today.

The case by Justice O.E. Abang was last heard on Tuesday January 19 when he was granted N400 million bail, which he is yet to meet, was on allegation that the spokesman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) received N400 million from former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki.

The said amount was alleged to be part of the $2.1 billion arms procurement fund under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Former governors of Imo and Jigawa states, Ikedi Ohakim and Sule Lamido respectively are expected to appear in court on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday January 26, 27 and 28 for further hearing on their corruption cases with the EFCC.

While Ohakim would appear at Federal High Court 6 before Justice Ademola Adeniyi on Tuesday and Wednesday January 26 and 27, Sule Lamido will appear before the same judge on Wednesday and Thursday January 27 and 28.

Ohakim was arrested for N270 million fraud allegedly committed while he was governor of Imo state.
The said amount was reported to have been used to acquire a property in Abuja.

Ohakim, according to an EFCC witness, has paid the sum in hard currency of $2.29 million to acquire a piece of land at Plot No. 1098 Cadastral Zone A04, Asokoro District, otherwise known as No.60, Kwame Nkurumah Street, Asokoro, Abuja.


He was admitted to bail by Justice Ademola on Thursday, July 9, 2015 after his arraignment on three count charge of money laundering by the EFCC.

Sule Lamido, alongside his sons, Aminu and Mustapha with Aminu Wada Abubakar and Batholomew Darlington Agoha, are standing trial before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on a 27-count amended charge bordering on corruption and money laundering.

He had allegedly received N1.3 billion as kickback from a contractor, Dantata and Sawoe Construction company.

The companies arraigned along with them were Bamaina Holdings Limited, Bamaina Company Nigeria Limited, Bamaina Aluminium Limited and Speeds International Limited, through which they allegedly carried out the fraud. Lamido and his co-accused had been arraigned before Justice Evelyn Anyadike of the Federal High Court, Kano State, on July 9, 2015 for allegedly misappropriating funds belonging to Jigawa State.

Their case was later transferred to the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Other personalities billed to face the courts in February are former Head of Service, Stephen Oronsaye, former governor of Zamfara state, Ahmed Yerima former governor of Nasarawa state, Akwe Doma, former Benue governor Gabriel Suswam, media mogul, Raymond Dokpesi, a suspect in the police pension probe, Essai Dangaba, and former Defence Minister, Haliru Mohammed.



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Buhari Grieves Nnewi Gas Victims, Condoles Lamido, CBN Governor Over Mothers’ Demise

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep regret over the death of people in Anambra State, following an industrial gas explosion, which occurred a few hours before the Christmas celebration.

In a press statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, President Buhari said he was greatly shaken and shocked by such large-scale loss of human lives in a single industrial accident, which casts a gloom on the families of the victims “who were looking forward to a joyous Christmas celebration”.

The President extended his condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the government of Anambra State over what he described as “this unfortunate tragedy on Christmas eve”, adding that “my heart and prayers go out to these grieving families at this difficult and painful moment”.

Meanwhile, President Buhari has also condoled the Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Barkindo Mustapha, over the death of his mother, Hajiya Adda Gombeji, who passed away at the age of 87.

He has also placed a call to condole with the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele who equally lost his own mother.

According to Shehu, the President personally made the phone calls to the Lamido of Adamawa and Emefiele to express his sympathy to the Monarch and the CBN Governor over the death of their mothers.

President Buhari described a mother as “an invaluable component of family life and the pillar and comforte of the children”.

He prayed to Allah to bless the souls of the deceased and grant the Lamido, Emefiele and other members of their families the fortitude to overcome the losses.

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Money Laundering: Ex-Gov Sule Lamido’s Son, Aminu Loses Appeal

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna on Monday, December 7 dismissed the appeal of Aminu Sule Lamido, the 34 year old son of former Jigawa State governor, Alhaji  Sule Lamido, against the decision of the Federal High Court, Kano which found him guilty of the charge of money laundering brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Aminu Sule Lamido was arrested on the 11th of December 2012 by operatives of the EFCC, at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport on his way to Egypt for failure to declare the sum of $40,000 in the Customs Currency Declaration Form after initially declaring the statutory $10,000 to the Nigeria Custom Service.

Aminu, a 2010 graduate of Mass a Communication from the Bayero University Kano, was subsequently arraigned on February 4, 2013, on one count charge of false declaration of foreign currency.

The charge reads: “That you, Aminu Sule Lamido, on or about 11th day of December, 2012 at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano within the Jurisdiction of the Federal High Court while transporting in cash, the sum of $50,000 (fifty thousand dollars only) from Nigeria to Cairo, Egypt, falsely declare to the Nigeria Customs Service the sum of $10,000 (Ten Thousand dollars only) instead of the said sum of $50,000(fifty thousand dollars only)  as required under Section 12 of the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act Cap F34 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and Section 2(3) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 2(5) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011”.

Aminu was tried and consequently convicted on July 12, 2015 by a Federal High Court sitting in Kano and ordered to forfeit 25 percent of the undeclared sum. Dissatisfied with the judgment of the trial court, Aminu filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal,  Kaduna Division, praying the Appellate court to set aside the judgment of the lower court.

The Appellate court in its judgment delivered by Justice H.A.O Abiru upheld the decision of the lower court and resolved all issues raised against the appellant.

EFCC Tenders Evidence Against Lamido & Sons

Determined to establish the money laundering charge it slammed against Sule Lamido, former Governor of Jigawa State and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, tendered before the Federal High Court in Abuja, details of bank accounts it said were used by the accused persons to siphon public funds.

Though Lamido and his sons were initially docked in Kano on July 9 alongside their alleged accomplice, Wada Abubakar, on a 28-count charge, they were subsequently re-arraigned by the anti-graft agency in Abuja on September 22.

They are now answering to an amended 27-count criminal charge bordering on corruption, money laundering, breach of trust and illegal diversion of public funds to the tune of N1.35 billion.

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‘APC Members Have No Hand In Lamido, Son’s Arrest’ – APC Jigawa

Jigawa State chairman of  All Progressives Congress,  APC, Ado Sani Kiri, has debunked the allegations that the state government masterminded the arrest of former Governor Sule Lamido and his sons by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, describing it as a callous and unfounded allegation.

Former Governor Sule Lamido being led to prison yesterday in Kano.

Kiri, who reacted against the allegation while interacting with journalists in Babura, the hometown of Governor Badaru Abubakar, said his party had no hand whatsoever in the arrest of the former governor.

According to him, APC has not even filed any petition against the embattled former governor.

He said Lamido’s travail began in 2012 when he led some governors  to form new PDP and betrayed former President Goodluck Jonathan.

He said since that time, the PDP-led Federal government started witchhunting him to the extent that two of his sons were arrested and charged  with money laundering by a Federal High Court sitting in Kano where the first son, Aminu Sule Lamido, was convicted, having been found guilty of money laundering.

‘’To say APC has hands in the arrest of Alhaji Lamido by some disgruntled elements is mere daydreaming. What connects APC with that case?”, he queried.

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Court Sends Lamido & Sons To Jail

A federal court has ordered a former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, accused of fraud, remanded in prison custody in Kano till September 28.

The former governor was arraigned on Thursday alongside his children for receiving N1.35 billion kickback from a government contractor. The money was allegedly paid into accounts controlled by the governor and his sons.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is accusing the four suspects of money laundering, amongst other charges. They were due for arraignment Wednesday, but the court appearance was rescheduled to Thursday (today). Security was stepped up around the court vicinity in Kano ahead of the hearing Thursday.

Delivering a ruling, Justice Evelyn Anyadike ordered that the four accused persons be remanded in a Kano Prison Custody because the EFCC said they lacked enough facilities to accommodate them.

She rejected the pleas of defence counsel, Effiong Effiong, SAN, that the accused be kept at EFCC custody, saying the commission had complained of inadequate facilities.

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EFCC Fails To Produce Lamido & Sons In Court

The Economic and Finance Crime Commission, EFCC, today failed to produce the former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha in court after they were picked yesterday in Abuja. Lamido and his two sons face money laundering charges as filed in a Federal High Court, yesterday.

Report has it that Sule Lamido’s absence alongside his two sons was due to a cancellation of a flight from Abuja.

EFCC Arrests Ex-Governor Lamido And Two Sons Over Money Laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, for alleged money laundering related offences.

Investigations revealed that operatives of the anti-graft agency picked up the former governor and his two sons, Mustapha and Aminu, in Abuja on Tuesday.

It was gathered that the anti-graft agency picked up the governor and his sons in the early hours today.

It was learnt that EFCC detectives flew the suspects to Kano by 2.30pm in preparation for their
arraignment in Kano.

A source in the commission said, “The former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, and his two sons, Mustapha and Aminu, were arrested this morning by operatives of the commission.

“They were with us for hours before they were flown to Kano for possible arraignment on Wednesday. They left Abuja Airport around 2.30pm.

“It is most likely that they would be arraigned tomorrow, that I can tell you.”

The EFCC had arrested the two sons of the governor in November 2015 over alleged misappropriation of billions of Naira belonging to the Jigawa State Government.

Operatives of the commission, investigating Lamido and his sons, alleged that billions of state government funds were traced into accounts of companies owned and operated by the governor and his two sons.

Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the arrest of the former governor and his two sons to our correspondent on the telephone on Wednesday.

He said, “I can confirm to you that the former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, and his two sons are with the commission.”

Former Gov. Lamido Of Jigawa Returns To Report At EFCC On Thursday

Alhaji Sule Lamido, the immediate past Governor of Jigawa, on Monday, returned to the country from his foreign trip and promised to visit the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Thursday.

Lamido stated this while speaking with newsmen in his Bamaina village in Birninkudu Local Government area of the state. He said that EFCC was anti graft agency of the government, recognised by law, therefore, he would not shun the invitation. “I am aware of the invitation.’’

According to him, he is always willing to honour this kind of invitation even when he is a governor that enjoys immunity. Lamido, however, said he would not join issues with the incumbent governor on the debt he left before leaving office.

It would be recalled that there was a conflicting figure on the debt inherited by APC-led government in the state. The former governor said that while leaving office, he held a special council meeting, where he briefed the press on the liabilities he left.


Lamido Slams APC Over Campaign Promises

Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido has criticised the incoming administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for already giving excuses for inability to implement its campaign promises when it had not even taken over power.

Speaking at his last public function before leaving office, Lamido commissioned the N302 million Jigawa State Independent Electoral Commission. (JSIEC) office in Dutse.

“We heard them asking Nigerians for patience on their inability to implement their electoral promises even before assuming office. They also said that they can’t achieve everything overnight and that everything should be done gradually. Which gradually? Is it now that they know that everything should be gradual?

“As Nigerians too we are not going anywhere; we will keep tracking the government’s failures as there will be no tolerance and we must shout at them and they must work for Nigerians. Our government turned Nigeria into a new world; Jigawa State in particular but because of selfish interests they kept sabotaging, blackmailing and intimidating our government,” the governor lamented.

However, he said that he had no regrets leaving office after two terms. He asked the people of the state to thank God for giving them a trustworthy and honest leader who had transformed the state to the envy of all.

He stressed that he was not afraid of being probed by the incoming administration, adding that posterity would judge his good deeds aright.

APC Blasts Lamido, Mu’azu Over Comments On Buhari

Governors Babangida Aliyu of Niger State and the his counterpart in Jigawa State, Sule Lamido have come under severe attacks from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The party slammed the governors for their comments on how the President-elect, Muhammau Buhari and the party should  the run the country as from May 29.

The party said the two governors were not in a position to offer the incoming government any piece of advice. The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed described the advice as ill-intentioned.

The party noted that the duo were part of those who tried to resist change during the March 28 and April 11 general elections. The governors had, last week, told Buhari to stop making excuses, but be ready to fulfill his campaign promises to Nigerians.

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Lamido Canvasses Support For APC Governor

One of the Peoples Democratic Party’s founding fathers and outgoing governor of Jigawa State Alhaji Sule Lamido has called on civil servants in the state to support and cooperate with incoming All Progressives Congress (APC) government for sustainable development, peace and progress of the state.

He said civil servants are the engine room of any government and every government can only delivere when it has their support and commitment.

Lamido made the assertion yesterday while delivering his valedictory message to civil servants in the state at Ahmadu Bello multi-purpose hall in Dutse, the state capital.

He noted that his government has succeeded in transforming Jigawa State and also restore confidence of the people on government with the support of civil servants.

Lamido expressed gratitude to the state civil servants who he described as partners in progress and stakeholders in governance, for their contribution to his government in the last eight years.

The outgoing governor charged the state civil servants to extend the same gesture to the state governor-elect Alhaji Badaru Abubakar of APC to save the state from retrogression.

While making his remarks,the chairman Jigawa state Civil service commission Dr. Ayuba Tanko Abubakar vows to apply the Governor’s advise into action through hard-working and selfless services to the state.

I Will Jail You Before I Go – Gov Lamido Threatens Sen.Yusuf Over PDP Campaign Funds

The war of words between Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido and ex-Minister of Internal Affairs in the Second Republic, Senator Bello Maitama Yusuf, over Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, campaign funds heightened yesterday, as the governor vowed to jail Yusuf before leaving office on May 29.

Senator Yusuf, aside from dragging the leadership of PDP in Jigawa State before a Federal High Court in Dutse for defamation and character assassination, also vowed to expose the governor’s activities and release the threat message sent him by the governor.

The governor and PDP had accused Senator Yusuf of diverting the money given him to distribute to the electorate in his constituency to mobilize them to vote for the party, but was angry that the Senator did not only divert the money but also defected to All Progressives Congress, APC.

Governor Lamido’s text message, according to Senator Yusuf, read:

“True, I have only five weeks to go, but I will jail you before I go.We also, today (yesterday) at council meeting, discussed Garun Gabas road contract and by council authority sent all related documents to EFCC and copied same to Buhari, the President-elect.”

Effort to contact Commissioner of Information, Babandi Ibrahim, for further comments on the issue proved abortive as he did not pick several calls made to his line.

Let’s see who ‘ll be jailed—YUSUF
However, in a swift reaction, Senator Yusuf explained that no amount of threat and intimidation from Governor Lamido would deter him.

 “He is just not happy with my defection to APC and if he continues to threaten me, I will expose some of his shady deals. So we will see who will be jailed.”

Meanwhile, Senator Yusuf has sued PDP for defaming his character, having alleged that he diverted N15 million campaign fund given to him to distribute to the electorate in his constituency.
In a statement by Yusuf’s Media Consultant, Mohammed Ismail, he is seeking for an order of perpetual injunction at the Federal High Court, Dutse, against the defendants for defamation of character, asking for N1 billion damages.
Yusuf said:

 “Did they give me cash or cheque? Sule Lamido will never forgive me because he felt I was the one who brought him down.
“Why should he give me money for campaign? Am I a leader of his party? What kind of money.This is a person who will never want go down alone. I swear by Allah, he will never relent to want to tear my name.Do you remember five years ago, when he revoked a road contract and said I had to refund some money, which turned out to be false?
“He is just blackmailing me for leaving PDP to join APC and to help in its victory in the just-concluded elections. The whole thing is his fabrication

APC Blasts Lamido Over Kidnap Comment

APC has condemned Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa State for calling for the kidnapping of its leaders. The party described Lamido’s comment as reckless.

Garba Shehu, Director of Media and Publicity of the party’s Presidential Campaign Organisation, said it was unfortunate that a governor of Lamido’s standing would make such careless statement in front of television cameras at a time when the nation was fighting insecurity.

Shehu, who addressed a press conference in Abuja on Monday, said he hoped that Lamido was joking with the comment.

Lamido had on Tuesday during an interactive session of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum (PDPGF) with the media and civil society organisations called for the abduction of APC leaders as a way of breaking the party.

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I Betrayed Amaechi, Kwankwaso, Others – Sule Lamido Confesses

In politics, there are no permanent friends or enemies, just permanent interest to serve. Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State has finally owned up to the accusation that he betrayed his fellow governors with whom he formed the group of seven governors (G7) under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Lamido stated this at the national headquarters of the PDP after he emerged from a meeting with the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

When confronted with accusation of Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano, Lamido, said:

“I am a betrayer, confirmed. I betrayed them. I did, yes. I am aligning myself to what he said. I am aligning my answer to what he said. Go and find out from him.”

Governor Kwankwaso had accused Lamido of betraying five other governors who defected to the APC in 2013 following irreconcilable differences with President Goodluck Jonathan and the party leadership under former national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.

Kwankwaso who identified Lamido as the leader of the G7 governors said Lamido and Niger State governor, Babangida Aliyu, were part and parcel of the move to leave PDP but failed to do so with others.

Out of the seven governors, Governors Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Abdulfatai Ahmed (Kwara) and former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako moved to the APC.

Governors Babangida Aliyu and Sule Lamido however refused to join the APC.

On the exit of President Olusegun Obasanjo from the PDP, Lamido said “You have a father and a son, you do not come between a father and a son. You do not go out in the open to insult your father, it is our business, so leave it. You are not his own son, he is our own father, so leave us a lone please.”

On whether he is still consulting for subsequent defection, Lamido said, “You see, sometimes you people have to listen to mischief. Ameachi and I are very good friends and colleagues, PDP or no PDP as Nigerians. So if Amaechi comes to me, we have to look at issues pertaining to this country.”

Lamido Betrayed G-5 Govs- Kwankwaso

Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State has accused his Jigawa State counterpart, Mallam Sule Lamido, of betraying the group of five Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s governors who left the party following their disagreement with party leaders.

In an interview with newsmen, weekend, in Kano, Kwankwaso also faulted insinuations that the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (ret) was not healthy enough to stand the rigours of governing Nigeria.

According to him, “the exit of G5 Governors from PDP has demystified the ruling party, adding, however,that PDP was no longer the monster it used to be.

He said: “Everyone knows that Governor Lamido was part of us, he was the leader of the group. He took us to a certain height before choosing otherwise and we were all surprised by his final decision.

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Lamido’s Plan To Reconcile with OBJ

Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on Wednesday met the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’azu, on how to convince former President Olusegun Obasanjo to return to the party.

The meeting was at the instance of Mu’azu, who is worried about the political implications of Obasanjo’s decision to dump the PDP. The meeting took place at the Abuja residence of Mu’azu.

Mu’azu during the meeting sought the opinion of Lamido on how to resolve the issues between Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan.

Lamido, who also met with President Jonathan on Tuesday over the issue, told Mu’azu to warn some members of the party, including a governor from the southern part of the country to stop abusing the former President.

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PDP Set to Reconcile with Obasanjo, “Father of All”

PDP is set to pacify former President Olusegun Obasanjo to reconsider his decision of dumping the party. Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, who disclosed the party’s move to reconcile with Obasanjo, said the former President remained the father of all. Lamido was speaking after holding a closed- door meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Lamido, who is the North-West Coordinator of Goodluck/Sambo Presidential Campaign Council, noted that President Jonathan and all the state governors were creations of Obasanjo. He stated though the PDP might have failed to live up to Obasanjo’s expectations, abandoning the party was not the solution.

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I am still PDP member – Gov. Lamido

Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Tuesday said he was still a card carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Lamido made the declaration at a PDP governorship rally in Kaugama, Kaugama Local Government Area, Jigawa. The governor made the declaration against insinuations that he would ditch the party for the All Progressive Party (APC) following his meeting with Rivers Governor, Rotimi Amechi.

Lamido stressed that he was a PDP member and would intensify campaign for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan and other candidates of the party. He said he had cautioned Amechi on the dangers associated with smear campaigns among politicians, which was inimical to the growth of democratic governance in the country.


Amaechi, Lamido in Closed-Door Meeting in Jigawa

Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and Director-General of All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation on Sunday visited Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa in Dutse.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two governors held a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Lodge, Dutse, which started at about 10:05 a.m. and ended by 11:30 a.m.

 Lamido is the Coordinator of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation for North-West zone.
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