One of the pioneers of the ruling party and Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido has stated that the PDP is dead and was waiting to be buried.
Lamido, one of the founding fathers of the PDP , was one of the Group of Seven (G7) aggrieved governors who challenged the leadership of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and joined the Kawu Baraje-led New PDP.
Five of the governors include; Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) and Abdultfatah Ahmed (Kwara) – have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
But yesterday, Lamido reviewed the latest development in the crisi-ridden party, especially with the defection on Wednesday of 37 House of Representatives members to the APC and declared the PDP dead.
“We are today witnessing the de-construction of what appears to be the final collapse of our dear party, the PDP, under the inept and imbecile National Working Committee (NWC) led by Bamanga Tukur,” he said, adding: “I am short of words to express my pain. It is agonising to see the party built in every home, in every village, town and cities all over Nigeria with lots of sacrifice being destroyed.”
Urging President Goodluck to take action, Lamido said: “Is it too late for the ‘leader’ of the party to intervene and save our party?”
He, however, warned that “Nigeria’s democracy must not be truncated”.