Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido has revealed why he thinks the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammad Buhari will not him win next month’s general elections in the country.
According to him, the cabals surrounding him “are capitalizing on Buhari’s so call popularity to seek elective positions.” His verdict: “Buhari cannot get the mandate of Nigerians” at the polls.
Lamido said this while addressing supporters of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Magatari town of Jigawa State during a political rally on Sunday.
“Frankly, even my party, the PDP has agreed that General Buhari is an incorruptible person but those sounding him are selfish, they are misleading him on the present realities in the country,” he said.
He described the “cabals as dangerous elements,” saying those deceiving Buhari were the former members of the PDP who dumped the party and moved closer to the former head of state.
“These cabals seeking elective positions are betrayers. They betrayed PDP; the party which made them what they are today. They will also betray Buhari as soon as they get what they want, just as they are calling PDP all sorts of names and regard Buhari like god now. They will turn their back on him soon,” he noted.
The governor assured the party’s supporters that the PDP would reclaim all the states it lost due to the defection of some of its former members.
He charged the people of the state not to allow themselves to be lured by desperate power seekers during the February general elections but to vote for the PDP.
“Maigatari town has been existing for the past 1000 years but there was no good roads, clean water supply, good schools, and medical care until when this administration emerged in 2007,” he pointed out and assured that more would be done if they gave their mandate to PDP.
The PDP state governorship candidate, Malam Aminu Ibrahim, in his remarks, said they were in Maigatari town to express their appreciation over the people’s cooperation and support for the PDP government in the state and how they live in peace despite their strategic location as a border town with Niger Republic, making the state one of the most peaceful northern states.