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PDP crisis, indication of strength — Lamido



A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has said the current crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party is an indication that the party is strong.

Mr. Lamido told journalists in Bamaina village, Birninkudu Local Government Area of the state, that the party would emerge stronger and bigger.

According to him, it is normal for people to fight for what is existent, valuable, worthy and important.

“PDP is a big party that has history and it is a party of conglomeration of all Nigerians across the divide,” he said.

“This is not our first crisis, if you go down our history from the formation of the party you will notice that this is not the first time we are having crisis.

“You can remember that the late Sunday Awoniyi had battle of leadership with former Chairman Banabas Gemade.

“We also had crisis during Audu Ogbeh’s reign.

“You don’t fight for what is not in existence.

PDP was in power for 16 years and the crisis and fight had always been with us.’’

Mr. Lamido said that both Ahmed Makarfi and Modu Sherriff are members of PDP and would remain members no matter what happened.

He said the party had the capacity to resolve its differences and gave the assurance that the discord within the party would soon be over.

The former governor stated that PDP would return to power in 2019 because it is a conglomeration of Nigerians.