Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa has doused any rumour of him defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to another party.
There have talks of a possible defection from the PDP after governors of the party endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term almost dashing any hopes Lamido has of contesting the highest office on the platform of the PDP.
But Lamido appears to be unperturbed. The governor has described PDP as the most consistent party in the last 15 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria.
“PDP is consistent and constant throughout this period. Contrary to the claims by some people that there are crises in PDP, I assure you that there are no crises and I will never it.
Lamido made the declaration when he received the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in Jigawa state.
“As democrats, we shout; after shouting, we can come back to reconcile our differences. I am a product of PDP, born by PDP, dignified by PDP, how can I leave the party that is my sweat and my blood?.
“So, I can’t leave the house I built and move to a house that is not mine.”
After a tour of the state, Metuh said that the party was particularly impressed by the world-class International Airport constructed by the state government in Dutse.
He said that the airport would boost the economy of the state, adding that “PDP will show case the achievements of the Lamido-led administration.
“We are proud of Lamido’s performance and we are going to tell the world what Lamido did in Jigawa, especially the magnificent airport.”
The PDP spokesman also commended the state government for executing other people-oriented projects in the areas of education, healthcare, potable water supply, agriculture, youth and women empowerment, among others.