Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on Tuesday gave an indication that the Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders will plead with former President Olusegun Obasanjo who dumped the party on Monday, to rescind the decision.
Lamido, who is the North West Coordinator of Goodluck/Sambo Presidential Campaign, told State House correspondents, shortly after emerging from a meeting President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to the governor, Obasanjo remained the father of all even as he noted that President Jonathan and all the state governors are creations of the former president.
He explained that it is only appropriate that when a father is angry with his children, the children should appease him.
Lamido said, “Baba (Obasanjo) is more than a party man. He is an icon, a national symbol and a leader and an inventor, a creator of all the institutions today in Nigeria, from the President to the governors who are his own sons.
“And so, when a father is angry with his own children, we will only say we are sorry to him. But then, we cannot be renounced for whatever it is.
“If you do any political DNA of our blood, you will find his (Obasanjo’s) blood in us. No matter what we are, we may not be able to live up to his expectations.
“We might have made some mistakes, but abandoning us is not the solution because the country is first before anything else. So, he is our baba even up to the President.
“Obasanjo is our baba no matter what. He is angry with us, but then, what do we do? He gave us the life at a time when Nigerians were fighting us, he stood for us. Since 2011, in 2007, he stood firm for us.
“He is our father. And so, if we made some mistakes, we are only human because we are heading human institutions. And I think by the time he reflects, how could he abandon his own children like that. Wherever we are, we are right in his heart. He feels for us, he cares for us”.
When asked to be specific on whether they will go and beg Obasanjo to return to the party, Lamido said such information was not for public consumption.
“When there is some kind of misunderstanding between a father and a child, you don’t go to NTA or any other media to say you are going to do this.
“I mean the bond between us is so strong. I know he is equally pained. I know what he is going through because he is our father, but I will not tell you the strategy because when he was producing us, you were not there, when he was making us, were you there?” the governor said.
When told that some party chiefs had already said they would not miss the former President, Lamido said Jonathan, who he described as Obasanjo’s first child, had not said so.
“But then, the first child is the President, did he say so?” he asked.
When again asked if Obasanjo’s constant criticism of the President does not worry him, Lamido said when parents get old, they tend to manifest signs of old age.
“What I am saying is that all of us are parents. When we were born, they pampered us; gave us their love; gave us everything. By the time they get old, naturally, there is what they call role reversal. We became the parents and they became the children. So, what is wrong if our parents begin to manifest those signs of old age?”
Commenting on the activities of the opposition All Progressives Congress in the country, the Jigawa governor said, “What is this opposition in Nigeria? You must know Nigerian history. Nigeria cannot be governed by an aggregate of pain, anger and frustration. And I have been saying to those so-called opposition who are now abusing us, whatever might have been our crime, it was that crime that made them. We created that for them to become either governors, in the legislature, we created room for them to emerge. So whatever they think is our evil, they are the manifestations of the evil. Believe me, you don’t know Nigeria”.
On the chances of the PDP retaining power at the rescheduled March/April general elections, he said “I don’t doubt it because what is APC? An amalgamation of pain, anger and desperation. And this country is too big for them.”
NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike
He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.
Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.
The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.
BREAKING: Senator Abbo Dumps PDP; Joins APC
Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.
Senator Abbo, who represents Adamawa North in the Nigerian Senate announced his defection from the PDP to the APC in a letter addressed to the Senate.
Senator Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Nigerian Senate, read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.
In his letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.
Senator Abbo who is a first-term lawmaker was elected in 2019 to the Senate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Meanwhile, the name Senator Elisha Abbo became popular amongst Nigerians last year after he made headlines for slapping an attendant in a sex toy shop for ‘disrespecting’ him.
2023 Presidency: Bode George Cautions Buhari About Tinubu
Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against supporting Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress for the 2023 Presidency.
Bode George made this remark in a statement titled, “The jamboree visit to the Villa: My Birthday Offering.”
The former National Port Authority boss warned Buhari against falling to the antics of those who would ignore the issues of Lagos State to engage in a needless scheming in partisan engagement.
Bode-George also condemned the recent visit of some APC chieftains, Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the State House, Abuja.
The PDP chieftain said: “The visit of Chief Bisi Akande, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Dr Yomi Finnih, and Chief Segun Osoba to the seat of power in Abuja is needless, unnecessary, veiled in some poorly hidden agenda that is woven in apparently self-serving ulterior personalised desperation.
“It is easy to discern that the visit is stripped of any patriotic progression, lacking in balanced national leadership, voided of a spirit of sacrifice and developmental vision. The very absence of Bola Tinubu from the jamboree screams to high heavens that the meeting itself is a covert placatory softening of the ground for Tinubu himself. I am pretty certain that in his very absence, Tinubu occupies the centrality of the discussion.
“I will advise Baba Akande who governed Osun State with principled, incorruptible leadership to kindly help us drop off Bola Tinubu at Iragbiji as he makes his way back to Ila-Orangun, rather than engaging in fruitless pleading sessions for a man who is fixated on a warped pipe-dream about governing Nigeria. He should pay restitution for the egregious stripping of the Lagosian coffers.”
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