The allegedly aggrieved five northern state governors on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are eyeing the vice president slot in 2015 at the expense of the incumbent, Namadi Sambo, the National Unity Project (NUP) has claimed.
NUP, a pressure group pushing for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, stated this yesterday in Abuja.
The convener of the group, Mr. Igwekala Ugomaduefule, who was speaking with journalists in the nation’s capital, revealed that the five governors, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State; Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State; Sule Lamido of Jigawa, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger; and Murtala Nyako of Adamawa, have two missions: to become Jonathan’s running mate and to mislead the president into committing a political blunder.
He however urged them to perish the thought because, “There is no vacancy for the position of the vice president” or any chances of Mr. Jonathan replacing Sambo as his running mate.
He said: “I want to say that the so called four or five governors touring the country in the name of northern president or whatever is a ruse. There real missions are two: one they are seeking for the office of the vice president, which I am here to tell you that it is not vacant. It can never be vacant because it has never happened in the country. From the time of Tafawa Abubakar Balewa as the prime minister to the present, none of them has ever abandoned his vice president as running mate, it has never happened.”