- The Dutse Emirate Council in Jigawa state has relieved Mustapha Lamido of his position as district head of Bamaina
- This is due to his political ambition of contesting for senatorship
- He, however, claimed it was politically motivated by the APC
Mustapha Sule Lamido has lost his position as district head of Bamaina in Birnin Kudu local government area after he expressed interest in running for the Jigawa Central senatorial district under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Daily Trust reports that the Dutse Emirate Council in Jigawa state relieved the son of the former governor of his position. He was however allowed to retain his traditional title of Santuraki of Dutse.
The secretary of Dutse Emirate Council, Ahmed Malami, said: “By the rule of the emirate, one would not be a traditional title holder with portfolio and enter into partisan politics, adding that any title holder that wanted to join politics must be ready to forego his portfolio.”
He explained that “it was the Birnin Kudu LG council, where Bamaina District is, that wrote to the emirate council questioning why a district head would be participating in politics, and that Lamido was given the chance to state his case.”
Malami said after Lamido confirmed his interest to join politics, he was relieved of his position.
“The emirate council acted upon the letter written to it by Birnin Kudu Local Government Council, demanding to know why a traditional leader is participating in active politics. The emirate council relieved him of his position as district head but his traditional title remains intact."
Lamido, however, claimed his suspension was politically motivated and that the All Progressives Congress is responsible for it.
Meanwhile, Governor Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa state says he has no plans to contest for the 2019 presidential election, NAN reports.
Badaru also disowned and disassociated himself from a group supporting him to run for the office of President in the 2019 general elections.
Legit.ng gathers that the governor made his position known in a statement issued on Saturday, January 27, in Dutse by his media aide, Malam Bello Zaki.
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