Northern group wants Gov. Lamido sacked for ‘attacking’ Jonathan

Former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State

A socio-political group, the Northern Youth Forum, has urged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to sack Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State ahead of the 2015 election for “attacking” President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Jigawa chapter of the group lambasted Mr. Lamido over his recent comments criticising the Northwest zone of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for endorsing Mr. Jonathan for a new term in 2015.

The Northwest zone of the party had held a meeting in Kaduna Saturday after which it announced the endorsement of the president to run for a fresh term.

But speaking through his deputy, Ahmed Mahmoud, Monday, the Jigawa State governor said the endorsement is “undemocratic and totally wrong.”

Mr. Mahmoud said Jigawa State did not benefit from its endorsement of Mr. Jonathan ahead of the 2011 election despite the backlash it faced from the entire northern region.

“The endorsement of Jonathan as the party’s presidential flag bearer is wrong and we hereby disassociate the government, and the people of the state from such undemocratic act,” he said.

“We, in Jigawa, were not part of the decision taken by the PDP to endorse President Jonathan as its presidential flag bearer in 2015, and this has clearly embarrassed us as PDP members as well as people of the state,” Mr. Mahmoud added.

In a statement Friday, signed by its spokesperson, Sani Auyo, the Northern Youth Forum, Jigawa chapter, said it was disturbed by the “ranting of Sule Lamido which has no value, character and it is rather indicating that the governor has no respect for leaders”.

“Our attention has been drawn to the recent unguarded utterances of Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido, which is designed to score cheap publicity, but the governor is well known for his political antics of open disobedience to his political mentors like Aminu Kano, Rimi etc,”it said.

The group described Mr. Lamido of becoming “uncomfortable” with the growing number of Nigerians asking Mr. Jonathan to contest in 2015.

“Whether the governor is driven by envy or for cheap publicity, we are calling on Nigerians to ignore the ranting of Lamido and maintain their support and solidarity to the Transformation Agenda,” the group said.


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  • Dan Fulani

    How much?

    • the truth

      enough to feed you. see how you are been deceived. did you see anywhere on the quote where the man said pdp should sack lamido, premium times deceiving you again. did you even read the whole posts.

  • Shetty

    How much were u paid ? Mr Auyo

  • bigboy

    A prophet has no honor in his own town. Political jobbers at their best theatrical performance. Auyo ride on.

    • the truth

      see how you are deceived easily, premium times never quote the actual place where the youth said the statement. did you even read the whole news. your hate of jonathan would take you to psychiatric hospital

  • The_Flying_Dutchman

    I will appreciate if Premium Times can quote where the youth spokesperson said PDP should ‘sack’ Lamido.
    I find it curious that Premium-T wuld quote various statements made by d spokesperson but not quote the statement on the ‘sack’..which in my opinion is most important considering that’s wia Premium got their caption 4rm.
    Just to avoid rumours nd themsay-themsay..

  • Facebook

    The sycophants and political jobbers are @ it again. But this time we are promising them hell on earth. We are waiting for them.

    • the truth

      empty threats, get out of the comfort of your sofa and go attempt to bring violence. u keep insighting people without action.jonathan until 2019

      • Mohstone

        Yes Jonathn till 2019 in your mom’s bedroom !!!

        • the truth

          Lol are you hurt,he is my president,he is your him out in 2015.

  • the truth

    premium times i challenge you to provide the quote where the young man actually said pdp should sack lamido.people will be deceived by the caption without reading the whole posts. premium times has been inciting false news reporting since inception

    • The_Flying_Dutchman

      This ws the same issue I raised with PT. Sadly, three times I posted the comment, three times they were withheld. Until the forth time I got lucky. It’s sad..

      • Wähala

        Stop fooling yourself @truth, you are one and the same person… aka, @Deri the fake redeemer ati redeem.
        This is why the editors at Premium Times keep giving you a tough time, you are a fraud. Ole, tief, keep responding to every comment including your earlier posts, na only you get keyboard… Drunkard.

        • the truth

          It is very unfortunate that we have illiterates,sycophants and pathetic miscreants like you wahala who are easily used,deceived,brainwashed and systematically miscrued with false informations and don’t see it.the very fact that two valid points were raised by two individuals who have the fundamental human right to post as you have been posting is clamped down by your slant mindset is not only callous but pitiful.first let me state categorically that I am neither a pdp sympathizer or a Jonathan fanatic but always stand by the truth never succombing to been led like a stray cattle like you wahala.I have made posts criticizing pdp and apc.I raised a point which u know is true.I challenge you to show me in this write up where the young man categorically and emphatically called for the sack of lamido by pdp.did u even read this write up,if u have u would know it was a disjointed paribus satai.enough said wahala

          • The_Flying_Dutchman

            Forget the clown. I hav addressed his presumptuous folly above. Wahala is an intelligent guy..unfortunately, deep rooted sentiments be-cloud his reasoning and he keeps appearing dumb. He abuses everyone who has a veiw contrary to his. He will make a good terrorist. I told him the corruption he claims to hate is a form of immorality..likewise his abusive nd indecent talk is another form of immorality.
            Someone calls him ‘parasite’. I prefer to call him IMMORAL PARASITE!

        • The_Flying_Dutchman

          Olodo Wahala, u alwys seem guilty of the same thing u accuse others off. I hav read where u attacked ‘redeem’ for callin others ‘wahala’. Now u do the same. At the risk of blowing my ‘cover’, I ask u if u believe yur good old frend u once told u prefer a ‘new thief'(APC) to an ‘old theif'(PDP) is the same person as redeem?? Think wahala, think! I guess u know who! If u do, be man enuf not to spill d beans..but If u don’t and actually believe I’m ‘redeem’, then the joke is on u bro..

  • Anwar S Gimba


  • redeem

    who do Nigerians trouble their soul about fulni presidential candiates like lamido–atiku-bughari ati ribadu

  • despecial1

    there are just too much comedians in Nigeria

  • Shago Dandambe

    Some people are having job now as political activities are on now. They are on to doing what they know best. Sycophancy and political jobbing for survival. Let them keep saying Jonathan for eternity, we’ll keep watching them as they eck a living out of their dirty work.

  • Ette

    Stealing all the resources of Nigeria with the hope of bribing hungry people like this group to say all manner of hypocritical things will win the people is disservice to Nigeria. If the money they stole had been used to construct roads, fix electricity, revive the manufacturing sector, fix our school and health human and infrastructural facilities etc, the people of Nigeria will have lined behind them. How silly are these people in government to think Nigerians will support them simply by throwing stolen money around any hungry people. Where is our $20b. Let the people take the money and when the tIme comes they will know that throwing money around does not win election but performance does. Sad indeed.

  • Shago Dandambe

    How truthful is it for someone to canvas for Jonathan to be elected. Qrr

  • Shago Dandambe

    How truthful is it for someone to canvas for the continued misrule of the Nigerian nation by the present administration? It is indeed glaring that the people in the helm of affairs of this nation are not in total control of the situation in the country. They just ruling by divide and rule. How clueless?

  • I Hate Sycophant Truly

    I just dey laugh! If truly GEJ has performed extra ordinarily, do we need any group to tell us to vote him in again? No!. development is not hidden, is eye beholding.

  • Shago Dandambe

    Yes! We’re now cruising towards the ultimate(truth). We’ll surely hear more. May Allah help my country. Ameen.

  • felix

    everbody is just desperate2 get their cut from dole been ditch out by dis father chrismas called jonathan from d commonwealth treasury and they are ready 2 insult there father just 2get there share of d loot, is unfortunate

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    There is nothing called Northern Youth Forum and nobody by name Ahmed Mahmoud existed.