Alhaji Kawu Baraje, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has claimed that some governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have sympathy for the APC. In an interview with Daily Trust, Baraje, a former acting National Chairman of the PDP, listed Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State as one of those with commitment to the APC. Assessing the defections that hit the PDP after its primaries, the APC chieftain said it did not come as a surprise, as he knew such was bound to happen at the time he and his friends defected from the PDP.
“We said it when we left the PDP with five governors. Look at the states of those five governors. We told them that those were the performing five governors in the PDP and that we still left about five more states and they are joining us very soon. When I told that then, the PDP said I was daydreaming. As of today, it is not only five states that are with us; the governors may not be physically here but all the structures in such states are here. Are you thinking of Kebbi? Are you thinking of Jigawa where my brother, Sule Lamido, is? All his structures are in the APC,” Baraje said.
Lamido, however, has continued to maintain that his loyalty is to the PDP, but has warned his supporters not to verbally abuse General Muhammadu Buhari, APC presidential candidate. Lamido’s continuous reiteration of his commitment to the PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election was informed by suspicions provoked by his absence from some of the presidential rallies of the PDP.
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