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

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

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.”



  1. Lamido you’re only ranting,you don’t own Jigawa State you’re only a fucking governor,you’re too puny to stop Jigawa people,its a must jigawa state will partake,the president has his men there ,they will be nominated to represent jigawa ,lamido you’re just being selfish & wicked,you’re nobody.

  2. Good governance is important, and there exist institutions in place.

    If however certain challenges persist despite these institutions, it may be necessary to find dynamic means to collate, assess and solve.

    As example any organization large or small will have/experience challenges – details of which may be unknown or difficult to uncover by management except by dialogue for understanding involving all stakeholders big or small – once identified.

    It is better to proceed in the direction of good governance for development especially with Nigeria’s wide variety, and in any case dialogue is better than violence.

    God Bless Nigeria.

  3. @ Gabriel. The Governor is talking sense into peoples head Mr Gabriel, shine Ur eyes my country men n women,if only U’ll be sincere, what is it that U think our elected representatives could’nt handle? I have that strong believe that he’s only trying to autocrate the democratic party that gave him the opportunity of ruling nigeria , after all that was enshrined in pdp constitution.

  4. Pls oh good governance hmmmm let The G7 governors or do I say the so called nPDP should pls stop distracting goodluck and allow the universities to call off strike. There comfussins will not help all nigerians should no the truth by now and the harvoc the nPDP is causing in this country.

  5. The concept of participatory democracy is such that even after the people have given their representatives the mandate to make laws and act on their behalf, there is also a space for the governed to make further input into the poitical processes without undermining the authority of the statutory bodies. So Lamido and other commentators who are against the confrence should reason well.

  6. Governor Sule Lamido, you have shown the world the stuff you are made of. You are sincerely behaving like an illiterate. You don’t want National Dialogue, all you want is to rule Nigeria. You better get prepared to rule “Northern Nigeria”, because, by the time the trouble you created settles, there would be no Nigeria for you to rule. National dialogue is unavoidable because of insecurity caused by your brothers called Boko Haram and the actions of G7 governors who refused to allow GEJ to go for a second term which constitution allows him. You must be regretting your actions by now, because after the dialogue the Nigeria today would not be same again, sincerely a better Nigeria where politicians like you cannot operate.


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