Cov/ Usman MZ. Jihawa
Amalgamated youths Union of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in jigawa state has announced the dismissal of former Governor Sule Lamido from the Party.
In a press conference conducted by the union at the residence of the former state PDP secretary, Alhaji Rabi’u Isa Taura declared that the dismissal takes immediate effect.
Leader of the group, Alhaji Nura Danjani explained how the former governor played series of roles resulted to the failure of the party to produce governor since 2003 at the state level and president.
According to the union, this issue came weeks after the dismissal of the two time governorship candidate of the party by the Sule Lamido led faction after accusing the former governor of sabotaging the party’s victory since 2013.
It was alleged that, the Lamido led faction has no right to continue to parade itself as the leader of the party as elections into the respective offices have been halted by the national headquarters of the party after the purported dual ward congresses that was conducted by the two factions.
The union also accused Alhaji Sule Lamido of sabotaging the election of Senator Muhammed Alkali popularly known as Baban Beta after refusing to release funds meant for the conduct of the election.
Similarly, it is alleged that Sule Lamido in 2014 initiated the popular walkout by the then G-7 state governor’s, the speaker and other PDP stalwarts that resulted in the eventual collapse and failure of the party to win elections.
Also Lamido’s high handedness has resulted in the defection of many party members to the ruling APC such as the two term governor of the state Alhaji Ibrahim Saminu Turaki, Alhaji Ahmed Mahmoud his former deputy governor, Ambassador Ahmed Malla-madori, Senator Bello Maitama, Senator Mustapha Makama, Abba Anas Adamu, among others.
Radio Nigeria reports that when contacted, the state PDP chairman Alhaji Babandi Ibrahim said he cannot engage with faceless people.
Babandi Ibrahim said the youths claiming to be a coalition have no register within the PDP therefore lacks the powers to make decision or judgement affecting any member of the party