By Demola Akinyemi
Dutse—Jigawa State Governor of Sule Lamido has said that the cabals surrounding the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammad Buhari would not allow him win next month’s general elections in the country.
Lamido said that the ‘’cabals are capitalizing on Buhari’s so call popularity to seek elective positions,’’ saying, however, that ‘’Buhari cannot get the mandate of Nigerians’’ at the polls.
The governor spoke while addressing a large crowd of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, supporters in Magatari town in the state during a political rally in the area, 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.
Describing the “cabals as dangerous elements,’’ Lamido said that those deceiving Buhari were the former members of the PDP who dumped the party and moved closer to Buhari.
“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
He however, assured that the PDP would reclaim all the states it lost due to the defection of some of its former members.
The governor then 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, stressing that Jigawa was historically a PDP state.
“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.
In his remarks, PDP state governorship candidate, Malam Aminu Ibrahim 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 leave in peace despite their strategic location as a border town with Niger Republic.
The Senator representing Jigawa North West Zone, Danaladi Adamu Sankara donated 20 motor cycles to the state PDP on the occasion.