- Alhaji Sule Lamido has stated that the PDP as a political party is bigger than any individual
- The former governor of Jigawa said this while addressing PDP members in the state
- Lamido stated that those who are not happy in the party are free to defect to another party
A former governor of Jigawa, Sule Lamido, has said members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state are free to decamp to another party.
Lamido, a former minister of foreign affairs, said there is no compulsion in the membership of a party.
The former governor, made the statement on Tuesday, October 22 while addressing members of the party in Dutse, the state capital.
He said the meeting was convened to fill the vacuums created in the party’s leadership as a result of defection or death at zonal, state and local government levels.
According to him, those that left simply because the party lost out in the last general elections, would soon realize that only PDP was the political party worth dying for.
He noted that many top politicians had left PDP, but the party has survived, arguing that it was a clear indication that the party was built on national interest and people based ideology.
He said the PDP was formed to survive without powerful individuals, adding that no one's departure would not make any difference.
“The death of Dr. Alex Ekweme and Solomon Lar or the decamping of Barnabas Gemade and Audu Ogbe, who were all former PDP chairmen did not reduce the party’s strength; or even that of the former president Obasanjo, who also abandoned the party at one time,” Daily Trust quoted him as saying.
Meanwhile, a former governor of Sokoto state, Attahiru Bafarawa, has said the happenings in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were due to the “insincerity” of some political actors.
Bafarawa specifically stated that the crisis in the APC is due to the plan by its national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to have full control over the party.
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