Obi free to return, Atiku, others can’t monopolise PDP – Lamido

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has disclosed that the Labour Party presidential candidate within the 2023 normal elections, Peter Obi, can’t be stopped by any member of the Peoples Democratic Party if he phases a return to the get together.

Lamido additionally warned that no person together with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, speedy previous governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and different notable bigwigs can declare to personal the get together.

The PDP chieftain made the clarification when he was featured as a visitor on Monday’s version of Channels Television’s Politics Today.

His considerations come one month after Obi individually met with him, Atiku and the ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in Abuja.

This is the primary assembly of the previous Anambra State governor together with his former political allies after he defected from the PDP to LP in May 2022.

The rendezvous had since fuelled rumours of a possible alliance that might displace the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2027.

When quizzed on the probabilities of Obi defecting again to the PDP, a bemused Lamido requested if it could quantity to against the law for him to return to his previous get together.

“Peter was a running mate in the PDP in 2019, wasn’t he? So what is wrong with him coming over to the PDP? Is it a crime?” he queried.

When challenged on his place regardless of figuring out Atiku who’s considered the opposition get together’s chief nonetheless has an ambition to run once more, the previous Jigawa governor kicked.

Lamido fumed that what he and different involved stakeholders have been after was for the PDP to reconcile with aggrieved members and have a united entrance to wrest energy from the ruling APC.

He mentioned, “No, you’re incorrect. The PDP can’t be owned by anyone. It is owned by the Nigerian folks. So the ambition of Atiku Abubakar is one thing totally different.

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“It is his private feeling and proper. To me, one is free to make a declaration. I’m not a part of it.

“I’m extra within the get together and preserving the PDP sturdy. Then a time will come for Atiku or anyone that desires to run. But it won’t be a monopoly for anyone within the PDP.

“So he’s free to say no matter he’s saying. Again, it has no bearing or which means on what we’re doing now in our effort to reposition the PDP.

“The dynamics have modified. Even in Labour (Party), they’re having a disaster. So Obi can resolve for himself. We at the moment are below a brand new state of affairs and evolution whereby the nation is step by step evaporating and it have to be rescued. Therefore, Obi and Atiku can maintain on to their ambition. When the get together is absolutely reconciled and restored, they will then come round.

“We need to build a very strong platform to be able to confront the APC because the ruling party has a capacity for mischief. You can see what we have been turned to; a country where everybody is overwhelmed.”

Lamido additionally took a shot at President Bola Tinubu, who he described as a person who has been thriving on the parable that he constructed modern-day Lagos.

According to him, no person together with the president can dismiss the truth that the famend ‘Centre for Excellence’ was constructed with proceeds from the Nigerian Ports Authority and different landmark achievements within the state.

“I do know Tinubu very nicely proper from when he was below the SDP. I additionally know him as a governor of Lagos State and know his capability. Luckily immediately, he’s there on prime of the nation.

“He didn’t construct Lagos. Lagos was constructed with Nigeria’s cash from the ports, airports and buildings.

“The economy was built by the Nigerian government for him to benefit from. So when you say Tinubu’s Lagos, he did not build it. That is because I know him and he knows me very well,” he argued.



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