Immediate past governor of Jigawa State, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s chieftain, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has shared his thought on President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to run for office of President in 1999, the only time the incumbent didn’t contest for the office in this political dispensation.
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Buhari in all general elections since the fourth republic ran for the office of President except 1999.
“I have been saying it, with all respect, there is no way Buhari could run in 1999, he couldn’t have run for the office, because whatever Abacha symbolizes, Buhari was part of it,” Lamido told The Sun.
Recall President Buhari was Executive Chairman, Petroleum Trust Fund, PTF, during the Abacha administration.
Speaking further to the paper, Lamido lashed out at ex-PDP members, who dumped the party for APC, and are fond of condemning the opposition party.
He said, “If you ask His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, he will say he is a former Vice President, but then, it was under the PDP, today, he is in APC, now why can’t he change it, and stop being addressed as Vice President, since to him, PDP is a history of shame that was why he left it. Then, the governors who are now in APC, who are ashamed of their history, ashamed of their own past, they should not be addressed as former PDP governors. If PDP is filthy and dirty as people call it.”