Jigawa PDP Exco Exchange Blows Over Jonathan’s 2015 Candidacy



By Ahmed Mahamud Usman, Dutse

As governor Lamido of Jigawa state returned from an abroad trip, 247ureports.com learnt officials

of the party who are divided over Lamido’s presidential ambition and Jonathan’s second term ambition

led to the physical exchange of blows between the vice chairman of the

party and the secretary to the party – ending the two individuals in police net –

resulting in people running away from the party secretariat


The chairman of the party testified that there was misunderstanding between the two principal officers but every thing has calm down. He explained that the issue was a political – adding that there

was a communication gap between the two


Another source told 247ureports.com that the chairman was economical with the truth. He added that the fight was caused partly by the total failure of Jigawa state government were

local government grant is held by the present administration – causing for the money to not

reach the local government chairmen directly and liabilities, as a result,

were not settled – this is as officials of the state government continue syphoning state funds for

political activities in the state.


Investigations reveal that the two local government officials whom were recently dropped by the present

administration have indicated their interest to

join the former governor Alhaji Ibrahim saminu turaki to support

president Jonathan candidacy against Lamido’s presidential run.


They realized that Lamido will soon become irrelevant to Jigawa

politics – that is – if Jonathan appoints a care taker committee that will take

over the party affairs in the state.


According to the source, the defected outgoing chairmen include the

former chairman of babura local government Alhaji Aminu and

Alhaji bako maryawa of Roni local government. The source

explained that governor Lamido had pledged to destroy

the political careers of the defecting chairmen by directing people in their area to take them

to court over debts incurred during their period as chairmen of their council


The source said that it was Lamido who refused/failed to pay the said monies – since he got

information that the two out going chairmen had joined saminu turaki

political train and had even met with governor turaki in Abuja.


When contacted, Alhaji sale yahaya taki said it

was true that bako amaryawa of roni local governmebt and Aminu infor

were seen visibly having meeting with the former governor of

Jigawa state.



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