Why I met Rotimi Amaechi — Gov. Lamido

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

Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Tuesday said he is still a card carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] and that his recent visit to Governor Rotimi Amaechi was to discuss the need for campaign officials to jettison smear campaigns as they sell themselves to the electorate.

Mr. Lamido made the declaration at a PDP governorship rally in Kaugama, Kaugama Local Government Area, Jigawa.
The governor made the declaration against insinuations that he would ditch the party for the All Progressives Party [APC] following his meeting with Rivers Governor Amaechi.

Mr. Lamido said that he was a PDP member and would intensify campaign for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan and other candidates of the party.

He said he had cautioned Mr. Amechi on the dangers associated with smear campaigns among politicians, which was inimical to the growth of democratic governance in the country.

“If Amaechi, a Southerner and a Christian is campaigning for Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of the APC; I do not see any wrong for me, a northerner and Muslim to campaign for President Jonathan.

“Leadership comes from God. And in his divine wisdom made people of northern and southern extraction to live in one land, our dear country, Nigeria.

“We are one and we should not allow some disgruntled elements using politics, religion and ethnicity to cause disaffection among our people.

“Ignore what they are saying; it is frivolous and cheap lies to deceive voters.

“They said I do not care for the north and called me a pastor, but it does not bother me,” Mr. Lamido said.

He said the founding fathers had fought for the nation’s independence irrespective of creed or religious affiliations. and therefore, Nigerians should unite for peace and progress of the country.

The governor advised the electorate to vote for credible and patriotic leaders, who would render selfless service and move the country forward.

“You should not be deceived by the smear campaigns. Vote for credible people, those who respect human rights, ensure accountability and transparency in governance.

“I advise you to vote wisely,” he said, adding that the PDP led-administration had brought positive development in the country in the last 16 years.

Also speaking, the PDP gubernatorial candidate in the state, Aminu Ibrahim, pledged to consolidate on the feat achieved by Mr. Lamido’s administration.

(NAN)


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  • mike

    Amaechi is a seasoned hunter. He does not dig a hole where there is no rabbit in the offing. Watch out for part two as change action is taking place under ground.
    APC CHANGE!!!

  • Babandum

    Lamido, if it was true you wanted to caution Amaechi, you would have done it in the media. We know you have already perfected plans to ditch PDP and begged Amaechi not to make it public yet for fear of EFCC.

    • Hah!

      … Sule is a chameleon and a very dangerous politician. People are very much aware of his 2011 maneuvers and his ambition of becoming the President of Nigeria. Jigawa people are waiting come February 14,2015. EFCC will then make a follow up!

  • Truthometer

    Wayo man! Vote for GMB!

  • Maitama Tambari

    Lamido, who is campaigning of smear? APC or your departing party PDP? Why talk to Amaechi and not Ali must go? Amaechi is APC Campaign Director while Ali is Campaign Director of PDP where Femi Fani-Kayode resides and his kind in Ekiti. He should speak with Ali Must Go. CHANGE! YES WE CAN.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Let’s stop the hatetrade. Let’s keep Nigeria one

    • tundemash

      E-rat … heal thyself first …. this was your post spreading lies and hate speech 11hrs ago among many you have done in the past.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Tundemarsh change your ways
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • tundemash

          Cl0wn, I guess truth hurts ….. heal thyself first ….. u can’t preach hate-filled message when it soothes you ! Dispute your message i pasted there !

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Coolu temper. Cheers
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • tundemash

            u are as slimy as they come. creek rat !

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Slimy as a snail ?
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • tundemash

            slimy bacterial coating

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Wanna have a taste of it ? Could give you a bucketful
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

        • sea emperor

          tundemash u r baba d baba, u just busted the creek as typing fingers, some ppl tot dey r d only champion on net, i tot am d only one dat knws dis shit posted dat hate msg b4, they all work for RENO IMOKRI.

          • BlackieUmukoro

            The gentility of the lion is not cowardice or that the man who seeks for peace is afraid. He is not what you think. Be guided Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

    • Nda Kudu

      How?

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Peaceful separation l mean
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  • favourtalk

    change is coming to nigeria, we need change now

  • ucheJ

    Governor Lamido of Adamawa State have come out strongly to say why he met with Rotimi Amaech of River State that he visited Amaechi to warn him of the dangers of smire campaign agains GEJ. APC have been spreading Rumour that Lamido wants to abandon PDP for APC but with the statement from the Adamawa State Governor it has laid to rest all the lies and propaganda. From the APC Lamido. Is PDP.

    • Ahmad

      I pity you if you don’t know the state your hero Gov Lamido is governing. A typical GEJITE

  • taiwo

    “We are one and we should not allow some disgruntled elements using politics, religion and ethnicity to cause disaffection among our people.

    “Ignore what they are saying; it is frivolous and cheap lies to deceive voters.

    “They said I do not care for the north and called me a pastor, but it does not bother me,” Mr. Lamido said.IMAGINE APC AND THEIR NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNS.SMH

  • Worried Mother

    Poor Lamido. He is protecting his thieving children.

  • Dan Arewa

    But Malam Sule, your Maigida is one of the ‘disgruntled’ elements that are using religion and ethnicity to achieve their political goals.

  • Nkechi

    We all know that Sule Lamido gave his childrena dn friends all the contracts in Jigawa. He is one of the most corrupt leaders in Nigeria. Our problem with this Sule Lamido is he is using innocent boys like Dr. Nurudeen Muhammad to do his dirty work. Was it not the other day we saw Zulai, the wife of Nurudeen Muhammad with one of Sule’s wives squandering money in shops abroad recently. The woamn even had the odesity to be desrespectul when we tried to take pictures. these guys are nothing but thieves. Nuruden will fall with Sule with all the thieving going on

  • Naz

    it is a well known fact that Sule Lamido is the most corrupt politician in Nigeria history. why wont his associates defect when he is forcing people to vote pdp. he gave all the contracts to his son’s and now we heard he is using foreign affairs minister Dr. Nuruden Muhammad’s wife Zulai to launder money out of the country. was it not the other day Zulai was seen with Sule’s wife abroad squandering Naija dollar money. Zulai was said to have been boasting to one of her cousins about her wealth. May you all suffer in hell. The poor naija blood is in your hands Sule Lamido

  • daniel

    We didn’t really have much choice: it was either Jonathan or this.