As the 2015 general election draws closer, a group has asked Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State to declare his intention to contest for the presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
National Coordinator of the North Central Youth Movement for Good Governance (NCYMGG), Nafiu Yau, made the call yesterday in Jos, Plateau state.
According to him, time has come for Lamido to formally declare his intention to contest the up coming PDP presidential primaries adding that, “the atmosphere is conducive and the time is ripe for Sule Lamido to respond to calls, yearning and aspirations of Nigerians to declare his intention to contest the PDP presidential primaries”.
Yau added, “We believe in his leadership qualities. He is a detribilised Nigerian who will bridge the current political divide and unite the entire people of our dear nation. We have confidence in his ability to genuinely transform the country and deliver the much needed positive change Nigerians desired”.
Yau faulted the position of certain stakeholders in the PDP, especially some governors and members of the National Assembly from the party for endorsing President Goodluck Jonathan.
In his word, “The action of some political public office holders within the PDP of endorsing Jonathan is designed to intimidate prospective aspirants and is also undemocratic because they don’t have the mandate of the people that voted them into their various offices to endorse any candidate for now. They should allow Nigerians to decide the candidate of their choice.”
He appealed to the national leadership of the party and other stakeholders to ensure justice within the PDP so as to strengthen internal democracy within the party.