Posters of Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State and his Rivers State counterpart, Mr. Rotimi Ameachi, announcing their intention to contest the 2015 presidential poll on the platform of the Peoples Democracy Party have flooded Kaduna.
This came less than 48 hours after prominent politicians in the North central zone boycotted the party’s reconciliation meeting on Saturday.
The crises in the PDP appeared to have taken another dimension on Monday when the posters of Lamido and Ameachi, who happened to be the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, surfaced in Kaduna, the political hotbed of the North.
The posters at the Stadium Roundabout in the heart of the city and another at the Station Roundabout in the Southern part of the state, had such inscription as ‘support Sule Lamido/Ameachi for 2015 president’.
There was also a single poster of Lamido, which bore ‘Support Sule Lamido/Rotimi Chibuike Ameachi for President 2015’.
Also, from the Lugard Hall Roundabout, leading to the State House of Assembly, the posters were all over.
At the Murtala Square in the metropolis, where the PDP held its zonal reconciliation meeting, the posters were on every available space, including trees on the busy Independence Way.
The source further said the absence of the governors from the various meetings of the party was deliberate.
He said, “By now, you should know that the PDP has been factionalised by self interest. We have Jonathan faction; Bamanga Tukur faction and the governors faction”. [Punch]