Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Saturday urged political parties to shun sentiments in the choice of their flag bearers during elections.
Lamido said this when he received the executive officers of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) in Dutse.
He said aspirants needed not to be popular among the leaders of political parties, if they have the required will to work for the people.
The governor said that over the years, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had carried out its objective of delivering dividends of democracy to Nigerians.
“It is either PDP or PDP, there is no alternative to our party, the only party that is owned by Nigerians”, he said.
Lamido said the PDP had always demonstrated that it was a party not owned or controlled by anyone or some individuals.
“If you remove me, Lamido from the party, some people will even be happy and the party will stand”, he said.
Earlier, NGE National President, Mr Femi Adesina had commended Lamido for the development projects embarked upon by his administration.
Adesina, who was represented by his deputy, Hajiya Aisha Sule, said such projects would go a long way in boosting the standard of living of Jigawa residents.
Also speaking, NGE Secretary General, Isaac Ighure, said Lamido’s administration had made giant strides in transforming Jigawa.
“I have seen the airport project, the road network, and many other projects across the state, even if you give some governors N1 trillion, they will not be able to execute all these projects”, he said.
Ighure, who is also the Editor-in-Chief of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), therefore, commended the governor for his visionary leadership. (NAN)