Count Jigawa Out Of National Dialogue – Lamido •Jonathan Looking For Diversion From His Failure, PDP Crisis – Shekarau

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lamidoThe Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido has dissociated his state from the national dialogue proposed by President Goodluck Jonathan, describing it as unconstitutional.

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Lamido made this known during an interview with Radio Freedom based in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.

He affirmed that the state would not send any delegate to the proposed national dialogue if ever it holds, since it is a slight to democratic institutions already in place in the country.

“This proposed national dialogue is a flagrant abuse to democracy”, Lamido said adding that “We have the Senate and national House of Representatives that are legally and democratically elected to represent any constituency in discussing any national issue.

“Are you going to ask [Prof. Attahiru] Jega [chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission] to organise election for those that would participate in the dialogue, which I am sure he would not accept to do, or are you going to select them through nomination to go and take over the responsibility of elected ones?

“So the idea of the dialogue lacks formula in our democratic society and embarking on such worthless venture is not ideal”, the governor insisted.

Lamido, who is locked in a battle, together with six of his colleagues under the banner of the new Peoples’ Democratic Party (nPDP) against President Jonathan and Alhaji Bamanga Tukur’s hijack of the ruling party, said good governance is the only solution to the country’s problems just as he also called on leaders to abide by due process, rule of law and ethics of leadership.

Meanwhile, a former governor of Kano State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau has also dismissed the proposed National Conference as a distraction and called on the National Assembly to halt the conference as it is a hijack its legislative responsibility.

Shekarau, who spoke with the Hausa Service of the Voice of America (VOA) monitored in Kano yesterday said, “There is no sincerity in the proposed National Dialogue. Jonathan is looking for what will divert his attention from his total failure and their party crisis.”

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Babatunde Akinsola
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Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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