2019 elections: Sule Lamido accords grand reception in Katsina
The Katsina state branch of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday received a presidential ticket aspirant in the coming 2019 general and former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido in the State’s party secretariat.
While welcoming him to the state, the state party chairman Hon. Salisu Yusuf Majigiri described him as a true democrat who had fought for a strong and united Nigeria.
According to him, Sule Lamido stands to be among the few countrymen who identified with other progressive minds like Abubakar Rimi, Solomon Lar, Bola Ige, Alex Ekwueme, Iyorchia Ayu and several others in the struggle to liberate Nigeria from ethnic cleavage.
‘’He has equally identified with the common man and ensured their improved standard of living as demonstrated while he was the governor of Jigawa state, we have no choice than to throw our weight behind and assure him of our goodwill and support, hoping that when he comes to power he will remember the state.
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Earlier in his address at the occasion, Dr. Lamido said he was in the state to solicit the support of delegates from the state branch of the party for the forthcoming party primaries for Presidential aspirants.
He further decried the anti corruption campaign of the present administration which he described as one sided and partisan and has turned President Buhari to see everyone, including opposition parties beside himself as thieves.
Lamido further wondered why President Buhari had to visit former governor of Gombe state, Danjuma Goje who is presently hunted by the EFCC for fraud related cases to solicit for his political support.
He said “if Buhari is pure as he claimed why did he court the support of Danjuma Goje who is on trial for corruption, am sure if Barrister Ibrahim Shema, former governor of Katsina dumps PDP today and join APC, his corruption cases in the courts will be dropped . APC is now turning out a haven for everyone with corruption cases’’.
The reception was attended by party stalwarts from the 34 local government areas of the state, including all the delegates to the forth coming national convention of the party.