Northern Youth Forum, NYF, in Jigawa state, northwest Nigeria on Friday called on the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to expel Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa state over what they described as anti-party activities.
NYF in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Sani Talba Auyo, the youths urged PDP national leadership to thoroughly investigate the anti-party activities of Governor Lamido.
NYF regretted recent comments credited to Governor Lamido, discrediting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s performance and ambition and 2015 ambition.
According to the statement, Governor Lamido, being a beneficiary of the PDP and President Jonathan’s administration, lacked the moral standard to criticize the PDP-led government.
The statement reads, “our attention has been drawn to the recent unguarded utterances of Jigawa state Governor, Sule Lamido designed to score cheap political publicity.
“Governor Sule Lamido is well known for his political antics of open disobedience to his political mentors like the late Malam Aminu Kano, the late Alhaji Abubakar Rimi. We , as a group are disturbed.
“Governor Lamido is uncomfortable with the growing number of Nigerians asking President Jonathan to contest in 2015. What we may not explain is whether Governor Lamido is driven by envy or just cheap publicity, but we are calling on Nigerians to ignore the ranting of Sule Lamido and maintain their support and solidarity to the transformation agenda of President Jonathan.
“It is now evident that Governor Lamido has not stopped launching attack against Nigerian leaders when they refuse to submit to his blackmail. This means leaders will only be in peace after his personal political goals are met.
“In Lamido’s history of anti-party activities, it is clear that he never had the masses at heart. He never thinks of the North as his constituency, but his personal political goals as the North’s agenda. Most importantly, we call on the PDP National Leadership to bring an end to this cheap blackmail by expelling Governor Lamido from the party,” the statement concluded.