Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido and his Niger State counterpart, Babangida Aliyu may be planning to float a new political party, it has emerged.
This, according to reports, was partly why Lamido named a road in the state after the G7 governors, who are seen as crucial to the political future of the governor, who with Aliyu did not go through with earlier plans to leave the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Online news platform, PerSecondNews quoted a source in the Jigawa government who pleaded for anonymity that shortly after the commissioning of the road among other projects, Lamido and Aliyu who commissioned project held a meeting behind closed door for several hours, with the major topic of their discussion being how to form a new party out of the PDP.
The secession plan was premised on fears that the South-South and South-East zones PDP leaders would hijack the total structure of the party after President Goodluck Jonathan leaves office on May 29.
The two governors are also rumoured to be making frantic efforts to penetrate the All Progressive Congress (APC) through their former allies in the G7, although the party’s leaders have resisted.
Work is said to have started by the governors to ensure they do not go into political oblivion. A committee has reportedly been set up, headed by a former governor from the North east. Strong membership is also already being shopped for from the country’s six geopolitical zones.