2015: IBB may intervene in Jonathan/Gov Lamido face-off -

By Soni Daniel, on December, 30 2014

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A few days after venting his anger on President Goodluck Jonathan, Jigawa State governor, Dr. Sule Lamido, yesterday, travelled to Minna, Niger State, where he held a closed door meeting with former military head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida.

Details of the meeting were still sketchy at press time, but a source close to the parley, said the two men discussed the way forward for Nigeria.

Lamido, who during a political rally transmitted live from Dutse, the state capital, openly voiced his opposition to Jonathan and Buhari’s candidature for allowing their supporters to cause tension in the country, arrived Minna to see IBB, barely three days after Jonathan visited the former leader.

But Lamido explained to journalists after his meeting that it was not coincidental for him and Jonathan to visit IBB almost the same time.

The governor, said that he had planned to go to welcome IBB from his overseas medical trip ahead of Jonathan but for poor weather, which disrupted his flight plan.

Emerging from the meeting, which lasted over an hour, Lamido explained that his visit to ‘my leader’ was to welcome him back from medical trip abroad and to get acquainted with events around the man, who created the state on Tuesday August 27, 1991, which he has been governing over since May 29, 2007.

Although the former President did not talk to the media on the meeting, Governor Lamido explained that they discussed the imperative of working together to ensure that Nigeria remained a safe, stable and united country.

“We generally talked about the general well-being of Nigeria and Jigawa State. It is of interest to all of us that Nigeria remains a stable and united country where Muslims and Christians can live.”

Source: Vanguard News


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