Sule Lamido, the immediate past Governor of Jigawa State, has expressed confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will bounce back.
Lamido, who spoke in his country home, Bamaina, said he was hopeful that efforts to rebuild the party at the local and national level will be productive.
“Modu Sheriff (current PDP acting national chairman), has a long standing political history. All those making noise are product of political invention,” he told Daily Trust.
“Sheriff has been in politics and defeating PDP at the poll since 1999. He was in the ANPP and worked for the alliance that brought together incompatibles. I mean, how do you put (Alhaji Abubakar) Atiku, (President Muhammadu) Buhari and (Chief Ahmed Bola) Tinubu in one political pot? How do you cook them?
“No, tell me. You can’t cook Buhari and this two in one political pot. When they were forging alliance with ANPP, Sheriff was the arrowhead. They were celebrating him when he was in APC, working for APC. He was a very wonderful person. But, when he joined the PDP, he became a Boko Haram member.
“He knows them damn too well. In the build-up to the last general elections, PDP was vilified, intimidated with religion, falsehoods and propaganda through Facebook postings. Rwandan genocide pictures were posted as Boko Haram victims.
“Sheriff is the best thing to have happened to PDP. It is a huge good will, he has a huge followership. He will come to Jigawa sometime next week. We will come out en masse to welcome him and assemble the biggest crowd ever in Nigerian politics. We want to force them (APC) out in 2019 because they have no agenda and manifesto to govern”, he stated.