Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido on Sunday maintained that the leadership crises currently rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will not stop the party from returning to power in 2019.
Addressing reporters in Bamaina village in Birninkudu local government area of the state, the former governor stressed that the current crises is an indication that the party is still strong and viable.
Lamido noted that the party has the capacity to resolve its differences, adding that the crises within the party would soon be over.
He said, “PDP will return to power in 2019 because it is a conglomeration of Nigerians.”
Lamido stressed that people will always fight for what is “existent, valuable, worthy and important.
“PDP is a big party that has history and it is a party of conglomeration of all Nigerians across divides.
“This is not our first crisis; if you go down our history from the formation of the party, you will notice that this is not the first time we are having crisis.
“You can remember that the late Sunday Awoniyi had battle of leadership with former Chairman Banabas Gemade. We also had crisis during Audu Ogbeh’s reign. You don’t fight for what is not in existence. PDP was in power for 16 years and the crisis and fight had always been with us.”
He further noted that the two aggrieved leaders, Sen Ahmed Makarfi and Sen Ali Modu Sherrif are members of PDP and would remain members irrespective of the current crisis.