APC lacks solutions to Nigeria’s challenge — Lamido

Sule Lamido
A former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.

The Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, on Wednesday said the All Progressives Congress, APC, lacks solutions to Nigeria’s challenges.

Mr. Lamido said this at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential rally in Dutse, Jigawa.

According to him, no amount of abuse or intimidation from any quarters will deter him from campaigning for the Goodluck Jonathan/Namadi Sambo ticket and other PDP candidates in February 14 and 28 general elections.

“I urge (northern) leaders to stand up and say ‘no to this culture of blackmail’ where we have been taken hostages by people who mean nothing for Nigeria,” Mr. Lamido said. “In APC their only necklace is Buhari, their only decoration is Buhari. Remove Buhari from APC that party becomes dead and there is no way Nigeria’s hope will be pinned on a single individual; it does not work. Which means if there is no Buhari, there is no Nigeria. There will be Nigeria after five years, there will be Nigeria after Jonathan, there will be Nigeria after Buhari because there had been Nigeria before Jonathan, before Buhari.”

According to him, APC is a “One-Man Party” that lacks tangible solutions to challenges facing Nigeria.

Mr. Lamido, who further described the APC as a party of “10/11,” vowed to continue to express his support and solidarity to all the PDP candidates in the next elections.

He also called on the people of the state to come out en masse and vote for the Jonathan/Sambo ticket and other PDP candidates of their choice. He urged them not to be intimidated by anybody or group.

Also speaking, the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, commended Mr. Lamido for transforming Jigawa into an enviable state.

He pledged that the Federal Government under President Jonathan would continue to provide infrastructural facilities in the state.

He advised the electorate in the state to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, to enable them to vote for all the PDP candidates in the February elections.

Mr. Sambo described President Goodluck Jonathan as a “detribalised person who loves all Nigerians, irrespective of the ethnic or religious backgrounds.”



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  • Emancipation

    Who said EFCC isn’t working.

    • Jika

      Help me see road oooo!!!!!!!

    • Joan

      EFCC is working like PWD – Slow Men at Work! Little wonder why Lamido is free to campaign after his sons changed his state Naira allocation to US Dollars and exported bags of money to Dubai.

      • Emancipation

        You remembered how Lamido was Flexing powers to campaign against Jonathan but recently turned around immediately he heard about the police chief arrival and the list of invited state governments.

    • King Carlos

      Lol…effcc is busy catching yahoo boys over $1000 and putting it on national news, while turning a black eye to public officials stealing billions. I guess they are waiting for Jonathan’s technology to fight corruption.

  • Mr. Abdin

    Ah so Governor Lamido believes that there is challenges created by his own Party the PDP, he should pleas go and relax, they have failed the country. APC is the solution.

  • Ette

    Lamido was very busy campaigning for GMB in English when he mentioned Buhari so many times to the hailing of the audience but the man never mentioned the name of GEJ. The audience only heard Buhari in his Engish speech and we’re happy as nothing else excited them. His speech in Hausa was very short as he knew that everyone is angry with their candidate for gross incompetence and incurable corruption. For16 years wicked PDP has not found solution to Nigerian problem so why should Nigerians continue with perpetual failure. APC has found a marketable product and went for it in the interest of the country: that is why Nigerians are buying into this movement and let us make no mistake, change is here. God bless Nigeria.

  • Johnson Omale

    Lamido needs help!

  • Omoigere

    Lamido should understand that Nigerian need a change of political party. By this we will be able to have better assessment of who is a leader. APC is the party for that change

    • Idris Adebiye

      Change of political party with the same set of people? This is not what is called change.

      • King Carlos

        It is. The people are different.

        • Chairman

          Different? You mean they now have Buhari?

  • basil edoma

    Sure talk governor. We(PDP) are on point to really tackle the challenges posed to us by those infidels called APC. Never mind that their presidential candidate is so ancient I wonder how he will run an office in a modern dispensation….

  • Elis Davia

    Nigerians want someone like President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan who is a man of great honour and outstanding integrity. He is a true statesman, whose selfless services and exemplary leadership qualities bear eloquent testimonies to his professional and political successes

    • Eniolataiwo

      U sure say u be Nigerian. Abi, u dey on weed.

  • Richard

    Deceivers !!! PDP has been in the helms of affairs for 16 years and it still can not profer solutions to the problem of the country. The situation is worse than PDP met it . So who is deceiving who. The change we deserve is inevitable.

    • Idris Adebiye

      very funny. change with former PDP members in APC. when you talk about 16 years of PDP ‘misrule’ remember that the likes of Ameachi, Kano state Gov, OBJ are all part and parcel. Lets stop deceiving ourselves Mr Richard.

      • Baniru

        @Idris. These names you mentioned left to join forces with progressives. They didn’t want to continue with a leader who would fight corruption with “Otuoke” technology. They did want to continue with a leader who believes he delivers bags of fertiliser with MTN line. They could not stay on with a leader who says “authority stealing” is not corruption.

      • King Carlos

        The progressive forces like Tinubu and Buhari started the project before those ones came to join the team. And it’s been a perfect union so far.

  • Wähala

    Sule Lamido can talk trash now but after the elections, he will be sharing the cell bunks with his sons for stealing $10bn from his people’s treasury. Gen Buhari has said he will give thieves the chance to refund what they’ve stolen, Lamido’s current debt portfolio to Nigerian stands at $10bn. Oloshi. Even his political papa, OBJ, has jumped ships, but Sule has no solution to his predicament but to be a choir boy for Dumbo… whose posters he has no balls to hang around Dutse. Me-thinks, Mu’azu, Lamido, Babangida Aliyu, Shekerau of Kano… are all in the PDP secretly working against Dumbo’s re-election while ostensibly making “politically correct statements”. Aboki is not as stup*d as we credit them with, they all want power to return to their son behind they all feel short-changed by Dumbo’s deceit in not honoring his One-Term agreement with them. Shikena!

    • mike

      I agree with you. In his statement, he is even praising Buhary as the only good candidate. My question: how many candidates are going to be president? Oga Jona should honourably step down instead of hoping on people who are only paying lip service to his electioneering machinery.

    • King Carlos

      Sambo is the clueless of them all. Jonathan’s inner caucus have turned him to a lame and useless VP. It’s obvious that Mama Peace and Aunty Okonjo Iweala are more powerful than Architect Sambo that studied architecture but can’t even design 1 structure for the country.

  • Eze1

    Who listens to this Corrupt governor who has milked Jigawa dry through his sons

  • basil edoma

    It’s so heartbreaking that people still don’t know which direction they are headed.

  • Preco01

    Lamido, leave APC alone, go deal with your fraud problems with EFCC

  • Jika

    It is heart warming to know that Governor Suleiman Lamido has acknowledged that there are challenges.The thing that baffles me though is,if the APC has no solution to these myriads of challenges,is it the PDP which has been substantially the reason behind these challenges,that can suddenly overcome them after 16 years without success?Sometthing doesn’t add up here your excellency.Bottom line,we need CHANGE.

  • Jumoke

    Lamido has solution to Nigeria’s problems hidden in his pocket.

  • Sani Musa

    I like GMB because at least he is a family man!

  • excel

    Lamido has to do this so that gej will drop corruption charges against him, pdp had been battle to find solution to nigeria problem for how many years now? Gej has spent 6years to add to the problem even worsen day by day. Lamido enough is enough nigeria want change, it’s time for CHANGE, APC is the party for CHANGE

  • Jika Buba

    Progressive in appearnce but a core capitalist at heart. It was because of what the PDP did to Sule some people left the party, yet he has now turn to be praising the party. we even hard that he was on his knees begging grand PA Edwin C. to help him intervane as EFCC are still on his case. kaicho Sule is a fake Fulbe.

  • felix

    he afraid of buhari because of his case at d efcc, MR LAMIDO WELCOME 2 KIRIKIRI

    • anneedu

      My friend shot up

  • anneedu

    Thank you lamido, I don’t know y buhari is using violence in every thing just like honey bee, for crying out loud Nigeria is a democracy state.

  • mk

    Sule Lamido didn’t attend the abuja pdp presidential campaign flag up.I heard Lamido in radio while campaigning for his stooge pdp govt candidate saying VOTE BUHARI AT TOP,AND VOTE
    PDP AT STATE LEVEL..confirm i heard this..

    • Dumbsule@ yahoo.com

      Sule lamido talks from all sides of his mouth ! He wanted to be president but neeeevvvvveeeerrrrr!!!!!!!

  • sammyctu ode

    Lamido, under the new GMB government come May 29th, 2015, it is not only your two sons that will go to jail but you as well.

    • Halima lamido

      Yessssssssss oooooooooooo!


    Look at who is talking! Both father and sons were caught carrying huge amounts of foreign exchange while attempting to travel outside Nigeria. The cases have long been with the EFCC but as usual with all PDP-members’ criminal cases, including those of Fani-Kayode and Fayose have been swept under the carpet and they know, if GMB comes in as President,(He will, in the name of Jesus), they will have no place to hide.

  • annasuku

    Lamido, can u give us update on ur two sons who were caught by EFCC laundering large sums of Jigawa state money which they couldnt account for? Lamido, pls also tell us how PDP has solved Nigeria’s problems in the last 16 years? Lamido couldn’t decamp to APC along with Kwankwaso and others because of his sons’ cases and monumental corruption in Jigawa state government for which he would be prosecuted by GEJ. Very timid and shameless governor. I advise u to keep quiet henceforth if u don’t have anything good to say

  • Truthometer

    Lamido should not bother himself. GMB/APC are coming to clean up the mess Dumbo/PDP and someone like you created.

  • Yusuf

    APC no sabi, na only you ‘Dankauye’ who sabi, Rimi knows better that was why he kept you as an ordinary thug

  • nnadoris

    We all know north want there son.but God is in our side for Jonathan

  • Timothy Aseer

    Dateline: March 20th, 2011
    Event: ACN Rally in Kano
    “What has Gen. Buhari got to offer? We certainly don’t need expired leadership as we are offering the best in terms of brilliance, courage and patriotism in the class of Sarkozi of France, David Cameron of Britain and Barack Obama of the USA.”
    – Asiwaju Bola Tinubu (Vanguard Newspaper, March 21st, 2011)
    Today, what expired as far back as 4yrs ago is being re-packaged for sale in 2015.
    Suddenly, it doesn’t matter again if Nigeria’s would-be leader looks like an ancient, unintelligent manual typewriter beside a sleek computer.
    The most alarming thing is that Nigerians are open-eyedly buying a fraud!

  • Preye Aganaba

    This election is about a choice between GEJ and Buhari.
    GEJ and Buhari are not Angels, neither are they both all bad.
    Think of the election as a choice between two evils. You are all alone by yourself if you think that Buhari is a saint and GEJ is a devil. Because no reasonable and thinking person would hold that view.
    GEJ is the frying pan, and Buhari is fire. And no one wants to go from frying pan to fire. Buhari is a disaster waiting to happen.
    Come February 14, Nigerians will reject Buhari.

  • Pam Daylop

    Buhari has been caged therefore has nothing to offer. He will never be the solution!. GEJ na you we know for now. Buhari as they claimed fought corruption during military regime, now that he has surrounded himself with unrepentant looters, do you think he will do something for Nigeria? Hmmmmm, democracy no be military regime ooooo. Vote wisely.

  • Ifeanyi Chukwujekwu

    The Campaign so far Between JONATHAN and BUHARI.
    Once again let us see the difference between a Graduate and an Illiterate.
    While a graduate is building schools to educate us, the illiterate is building prisons…
    While a graduate is saying NO to Godfatherism (ask Obasanjo), the illiterate surrounds himself with them…
    While a graduate believes women have a place in the society, the illiterate believes a woman’s place is in the kitchen…
    While a graduate is Reviving our railways, the illiterate would cancel them as he did 30 years ago…
    While a graduate would build infrastructures and create enabling environment for the youths to succeed (SUREP), the illiterate would save the money in a bank and be giving his Almajiri slaves 1 meal a day and 5000 Naira monthly…
    While a graduate believes the youths are the future of tomorrow, an illiterate at 73 years with grandchildren still feels it’s his time…
    Buhari go and rest oooooo, you rule my papa you wan still rule me… TUFIA, God nor go allow am.
    I refuse to be a Slave. I am not in Egypt and you are not Pharoah!!!
    I refuse to be ruled by an illiterate.

  • Sani Danladi

    Buhari and all HIS Supporters are on a FAILED PROJECT.
    Graduate Employment Data 1983 – 1985 Under Buhari
    Out of 92,116 graduates (including Nigerians who studied abroad and HND holders) who graduated in 1983, only 21,026 were able to secure jobs as at 1985.
    Worse is that fact that out of the 20 % employed, the public sector employed 85% While the private sector employed a paltry 15%.
    One wonders how the economy survived then?
    Buhari was head of state all through the period under review.
    That is a chilling 77% unemployed almost 2 years after graduation. That must have been a record.
    How can Buhari who hasn’t worked since 1985 know how to improve employment?
    Vote Buhari for 77%-100% unemployment.
    Vote Buhari who has been unemployed since 1985 (30yrs unemployed)

    • mk

      You have said by urself (30 yrs unemployed) at his level …masse and graduate have doubled that age unemployed.this is due to corrupt leaders, and bad governance since he was disallowed to put things inorder…my friend ur records ends where it started..accept CHANGE and live by example like GMB clean records.

  • Okafor Emeka

    Goodluck is God sent to Nigeria, His vision is that of advanced level of change which is TRANSFORMATION, every Nigerian need to change from his or her heart through convincing messages, not under duress as in the days of the military. Nigerians, we all must transform through the renewal of our minds, Not by pointing of the guns.
    Democracy has come to stay.
    A perfect society is one which all members understands their civic responsiblities and theirby act accordingly, not one where everything is imposed on the people.
    We are ahead of the Ordinary change, we have advanced to the high level of TRANSFORMATION. ‪#‎GEJtill2019‬

  • Ademola Arowosaye

    Moment of Truth.
    In the History of this Nation, the Northern have ruled us over 40 years as listed below without achieveing anything than disturbances that is wrongly attributed to and inherited by GEJ.
    Yet, some Gullible Nigerians are not reasonable to see this but they will insults somebody that is telling them the truth.
    We have a terribly short memory as a people which will surely bring upon us terrible consequences..now,
    Ask yourselves, after almost four decades of ‘Born to Rule’ what are the achievements of this Nation that you all can factfully point to?
    The Westerners/Southerners are not ashame of themselves because of selfish aims and objectives.
    Read below and see the achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan irrespective of the ungovernable situation created by the people you are supporting.
    Some of GEJ’s achievements.
    1. 125 Almajiri Schools in 13 Northern States
    2. 27 Special girls school
    3. 34 new NCE awarding institutions
    4. 101 Presidential Special Scholarship for
    Innovation and development
    5. 10 Million increase in Basic education
    enrolment (UBEC)
    6. 75% Increase in O’Level credit pass in Math
    and English
    7. 100 Innovation Enterprise Institutions licensed
    8. 7000 lecturers sponsored for post graduate
    studies home and abroad
    9. 51 Polytechnic laboratories rehabilitated
    10. Doubled increase on Education allocation
    11. 104 candidates scaled the final hurdle (First
    Class Graduates) for Presidential scholarship
    award and were asked to apply to study in any of the top 25 universities in the world approved for the scheme for their PhD.
    12. When GEJ assume power in 2010 98% of
    students that sat for NECO failed to make 5
    credits including mathematics and English, as at 2013 70% of students that sat for NECO make 5 credits including maths and English.
    Note Here!!!
    13. All states of the federation without a federal
    university had one each during GEJ Government (12 New Federal Universities).
    Imagine Number of jobs created for both academic and non-academic staffs and
    percentage of awaiting students fixed into these schools (Note: 9 out of these 12 universities are in Northern Nigeria).
    President Jonathan Achievements on Transport Sector are second to none and that will be for Another Topic.
    God bless Goodluck Jonathan
    God bless Nigeria
    God bless You.
    Remember to Stick with the ongoing Transformation Agenda of GEJ.

  • Akinwande Kolawole

    Many Nigerians are hating GEJ based on sentiments and APC propaganda. Every administration has shortcoming such as the Ikeja bomb blast during OBJ but we didn’t call OBJ clueless, the ODI massacre, etc. GEJ has done a lot and is doing a lot to fast track the development of the country.
    Best way for a country to develop in this modern world is for the institutions of democracy to be strengthened. There is now free and fair election, free press, free judiciary etc. that way corruption will die a natural death.
    Arresting your enemies and jailing them cant stop corruption. Institutional approach seems a sustainable and proven means of fighting corruption.
    By Some People’s assessment, LIGHT is gradually improving, people have started to travel on the Rail condusively again and Agriculture is coming back.
    All these are steps being taken to better the economy and like my mother used to tell us then-TAKE A STEP AT A TIME.
    Many people forgot to mention his Achievements in Education. His has built University more than any other commander in chief but it is not achievment because it from poor Jonathan.
    The beauty of his foresight in education is IMMACULATE. He identified the region which is lagging behind. He built special schools for ALMAJIRIS and out of the 12 federal universities he has approved in the last six years nine are in the NORTH.
    Untill we know that this country belongs to all of us and not Goodluck’s only, untill we are ready to help the head with much we can do to move forward, untill we change the strategy of letting things go worse so we can score cheap political points, then we are not serious.
    Anybody who expects Goodluck to turn Nigeria into Dubai in six years is a MAD FELLOW.Not Buhari not anybody can do it. Gradually but steady we are moving foward!

  • Chuckwuebuka Alavavite

    Amen brother! GMB has used and abused the ethnic/religious card to garner vote from the one in north who feel misrepresented. In truth they are, but the worst option is to vote for someone merely exploiting their disenfranchisement. By running with APC, GMB wanted to extend his transversal appeal, which has allowed to reach more voters without having to put any program forward. Basically, he counts on this new found appeal and anti GEJ bashing to win. But once in power he will do nothing to give back to his voters. GEJ is not a posing ethnicity abuser, he is the candidate of the people.

  • Dickson dickson

    This signal given by Sule Lamido is more than welcome in a time where the only weapons that have been used by the APC are blackmail, false promises and slander against GEJ and his Government. I applaude the PDP and our president’s patience in accepting that men like GMB, who are only hungry for power will lie and threaten others to reach their goal, because GEJ knows that when the times of the elections come, Democracy will prevail.

  • Emmanuel Gbadamosi

    Great article on all points. I think it hits the nail on multiple occasions.

    The fact that the APC has resorted to a campaign of blackmail has only hurt our country, but it is better to endure such things, than to see them resorting to violence like they did in 2011.

    I can only say how much of a discrepancy there is between the two most popular candidates. One is a democrat that thrives to improve the well-being of our nation by every mean possible and the fact that he is a detribalised person who loves all Nigerians, irrespective of the ethnic or religious backgrounds” is really how I feel GEJ is and what the country needs. In his short span as our President, GEJ has done a lot to reform and improve multiple sectors with his Transformation Agenda. The other is an ex dictator that is clearly trying to use and manipulate people from northern Nigeria using propaganda and fear as a tool to mask the fact that he has absolutely no vision whatsoever for the future of the country.

  • LindaO

    They don’t only lack solutions :on the one hand the APC is so desperate to takeover, they’d do anything (event team up with the two worst dictators in Nigerian history) and on the other GMB is so power hungry he’ll promise about anything to get elected. If in power, not only will he not do what he said he would, he will cling to power for his few remaining years like a tick, exploiting the growing seeds of division he has sawn.

    • mk


      • LindaO

        People get fantasized by speeches. Without those impossible promises and claims that the victory is already theirs (under false pretence) the climate would not be so tense. I blame the ones who make the promise, not the believers. And I wonder how you can even start to thing GMB is change. I Guess we’ll have to agree to disagree.

  • anneedu

    I pity my igbos who supports GMB, the buhari you are supporting who has never done anything for u, who promise to build more prisons where you will be imprisoned forever instead of building schs or rehabilitation centers to rehabilitate criminals like him.

    • Rabi’u Lawan Garba

      You have to know that, you are pointing yourself with 3 fingers in the process of pointing someone focusless Nigerian

  • Akinfenwa Mikel

    The difference between APC and PDP rhetoric is clear everywhere. Buhari tells supporters to kill anyone who gets in their way of getting a voter card, while Lamido and PDP just ask their supporters to make sure they pick up their cards. How is there any doubt of the group inciting the violence. And Lamido is right — the APC is hollow, and can only point to corruption and Boko Haram as concrete goals, and those will be much harder to root out than they predict. They have no ideas for the economy, the falling price of oil, the devaluation of the naira, the youth, education, infrastructure — where are the APC ideas???

    • Rabi’u Lawan Garba

      Weldone nigerian American