Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has described the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in last Saturday’s presidential election as an expression of the collective wish of Nigerians which, he said, must be respected. However, he said that the PDP had the capacity to put its house in order and bounce back soon.
Speaking to State House correspondents, on Friday, after a visit to President Goodluck Jonathan at his official residence, Lamido advised the PDP to work hard in the coming governorship election in order to stave off a bandwagon effect following the emergence of Buhari in the presidential election.
“There is a tendency of a bandwagon effect but it is up to us to work very hard,” he said.
“We won’t go into blame game. In what way will that change the attitude of the crowd? Leadership is a very huge burden and is normal for the followership to speak, to begin to look at things from different perspectives, to conjecture.
“Therefore, leaders are leaders. They should be able to stand up and be above emotion or sentiment because if we submit to it, we will destroy our country,” Lamido added.
The PDP would be becoming the opposition party in the country for the first time since 1999, but the governor expressed confidence that the party would stick together after the election defeat and rebuild for the future.
“If you know the party’s history, what it went through in the last 16 years, it has the capacity to bounce back.
“More so, the elections, the way they are coming with pains and anger, the PDP made some mistakes. I have been saying so, very costly mistakes, and we have not been able to properly manage our successes.
“But to me, I don’t think quitting the PDP is the answer. And in any case, the Nigerian people have said yes to the APC. They have spoken in very loud and unmistakable ways. The vote is very unambiguous and so, we respect their choice and their rights and we praise Buhari for being able to take the ticket from the PDP even though I am not happy.
“But it is Nigeria that won, not Buhari. None of them lost but Nigeria won and enough of the anxiety, enough of the worry and the fear in Africa.
“It was so intense you will not believe it was confirmed by the chairperson, African Union and other international friends who have called thanking Nigeria for really saving Nigeria and also saving Africa,” the governor said.
Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo
Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.
Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.
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“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.
“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”
The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.
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.
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