APPARENTLY piqued by the purported return of the former Governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the state’s National Assembly members met with the state governor, Sule Lamido during the week to fine-tune decision on whether to defect to another party or remain in the PDP.
It was gathered that the lawmakers were agitated about their fate especially as it was alleged that they have become subjects of ridicule in the National Assembly for being on the fence.
It would be recalled that though Lamido was one of the arrow heads of the G7 Governors who staged a walk out on President Jonathan at the Eagle Square venue of the PDP’s National Convention inAbuja last year, he declined to jump the boat when five of his colleagues defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC)
The lawmakers who see Lamido as their godfather have been unsure of where his political pendulum would swing to, they gave since been waiting in apprehension.
The Guardian in Dutse reliably learnt that the lawmakers numbering 14 (11 from the lower chamber and 3 from the Senate) stormed the Government House Dutse and met with the Governor for several hours for the purpose of knowing Lamido’s real direction.
Findings revealed that after the prolonged meeting which later involved other stakeholders in the party they resolved to remain in the PDP.
Confirming the meeting the State PDP Chairman Alhaji Salisu Mahmouda said there was such a meeting adding that they have resolved to remain in the PDP.
On whether they have decided to follow President Goodluck Jonathan, he said the PDP is for everyone, adding that though Jonathan is the leader but that he is a member like others.
On Lamido’s ambition, he said it was not yet time to start talking about that saying the recent time table released by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the 2015 General Election as having taken care of that.
The Presidency has been clandestinely making efforts to pave way for the former Governor to return to the PDP which has continued to generate debates in the State on what that will hold for the Jigawa polity.