The Jigawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has urged the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, to listen to the advice given by Sule Lamido, for the unity and progress of the party.
Secretary of the Jigawa PDP, Isah Bello, made the call in a statement on Friday.
DAILY POST reported that the PDP NWC had slammed Lamido, a former Governor of Jigawa State, over his recent comments on the crisis in River State.
Replying the NWC, the Jigawa PDP said, “We have noticed with dismay the imbroglio that is unfolding in the Rivers State PDP and the polity in general over the past few weeks.
“We have also followed with keen interest development that led to the opportunistic intervention of President Tìnubu in the name of resolving the dispute.
“It was on this note that our leader, Dr. Sule Lamido, as a founding father of the party, after
noticing the ambivalence of our NWC, decided to show his genuine and sincere concerns by drawing its attention for immediate action.
“Rather than heed to his fatherly counsel, the NWC, through the National Publicity Secretary, decided to releases a disrespectful press statement against our leader.
“The Jigawa State PDP chapter and all stakeholders take exception to this not so deeply through action on our revered leader.
“Though understandably the composition and chemistry of the NWC could be excused due to its lacuna in the historical formation of the PDP, the NWC members may wish to be reminded that some elders took a lot of risks, including going to prison for them to occupy the position they are now enjoying. Inferring that Dr Sule Lamido is working for APC is a joke taken too far.
“We in Jigawa have been brought up fighting for the cause of the common man and justice.
Struggle for this cause is in our political DNA. We shall stop at nothing in defense of our leader.
“The primary function and duty of the NWC is to serve, protect and promote the fortunes of our great party, not to offer means of livelihood.
“We urge the members of NWC to heed the counsel given by Dr Sule Lamido.”