- Alhaji Sule Lamido has explained that success of President Muhammadu Buhari's administartion becae possible only because of the PDP
- "If there is any great beneficiary of PDP in Nigeria, it is Buhari," the former Jigawa governor stated
- Lamido also accused those dumping PDP for APC of corruption and seeking protection from the ruling party
Alhaji Sule Lamido, the former governor of Jigawa state, has reviewed the latest history of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership, its crisis and outcome of disagreement between its members -- becoming Muhammadu Buhari the president of Nigeria.
Lamido, who spoke in his Bamaina hometown at the weekend on December 3-4, stated that all the leaders, including himself, are to be blamed for the party’s troubles.
He also reiterated that the PDP remains the party about and for the people of Nigeria stressing that and it will always be beyond any personality.
On stability, reconciliation and crisis
Lamido said: "It is not about one’s own personality or one’s ego, but it is about this party called PDP which carries the Nigerian hope which was able to get Nigerians stabilised in spite of the vilification and propaganda and prepared the ground fully for Buhari to come in and become a president because if there is any great beneficiary of PDP in Nigeria, it is Buhari.
Between 1998 and 1999, there was no way Buhari could have gotten the opportunity to contest, he can’t contest I don’t mean to insult him, but it is simply a historical fact that all those that are now calling the shots, is all, thanks to PDP because the country has been stabilised and reconciled."
Why APC should thank PDP
"So, anybody in the villa or government Houses or wherever they are, who are now enjoying this APC thing are simply because PDP was able to restore the country and made it possible for them.
But today, no matter how big you are as a thief, if you go to APC, they would accept you, look at those going to APC in the last two to three weeks, these are people who are literally on trial by the EFCC.
Maybe because the PDP couldn’t stand up for them, that’s why they are going there or maybe APC has no qualms about fraud by accepting them with the intention of cleaning them," Lamido concluded.
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