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|2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by GardenOfGod(m): 6:03am On Jul 09, 2022|
2023: Some APC members prefer Atiku to Tinubu — Lamido
•Peter Obi, a nomadic, social media politician
•Ango Abdullahi, Obasanjo wrong on Atiku
*Alhaji Sule Lamido is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, whose stand against zoning the Presidential ticket in 2023 eventually paved the way for the victory of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar at the party’s presidential primaries. In this exclusive interview with Vanguard, Lamido gives reasons Atiku will beat All Progressives Congress, APC, flag bearer, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu in the race to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, next year, why Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, should be rescued and protected ahead of future elections, among sundry national issues.
There are two dimensions to this. One is about emotions, divisions and religion but I don’t want to go into divisive politics. The other one is the question of platform. PDP is a political party which is peaceful, very organic, and founded by political thinkers who believe in Nigeria, people who have vision and passion for Nigeria. In terms of the philosophical underpinnings of their foundation, APC is not a match for PDP at all; APC has no history, APC has no what I may call heritage; it is a party which was purely formed out of anger, frustration, pain and maybe, the desire to take over power.
In 1998 when the parties were formed there was no APC. What we had then were four political parties in Nigeria: Alliance for Democracy, AD, the PDP, All Peoples Party, APP and a few other ones but the major ones were three.
By 2003, PDP was still there but the APP had morphed into All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP and AD was becoming divided along conservative lines and Action Congress, AC was birthed. In 2007, there was still PDP, the ANPP and AC became Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN. By 2011, PDP was still there. So, when the other parties were formed in 2013 or thereabout, none could match the history of the PDP and this fact has not changed till today.
Tinubu may be a master tactician. He is a good guy in planning and propaganda but then he is on the wrong political platform and even the way he came out, the way he won the primaries, it is very clear that even members of the APC are going to vote against him. I am being honest because of the issue of pride and their chairman who said they are going to punish Tinubu for making some uncomplimentary remarks about the President.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo recently said he made a mistake in 1999 with the choice of his running mate, Atiku Abubakar. Are we back to the days of bickering in the party with elections a few months away?
I think in trying to answer your question, one should be very careful because it is our heritage, our history, our symbols that you are talking about here. I mean Obasanjo and Atiku: they symbolise PDP in power.
It is said that when two elephants fight, the grass suffers because it is trampled upon. I will appeal to them that while they are fighting, they should remember that they are also destroying their history and the history of the PDP.
Obasanjo is a senior man, somebody who is elderly. He has the right to talk down on his own children but that should be an in-house accusation. He can say Atiku you are this or that but when he says it publicly to the country he led, it is wrong. What might have been his achievements are also linked to Atiku because they ran on a joint ticket.
I don’t want to sound rude but when PDP was formed, Obasanjo was in prison and the formation of the PDP had history. We had a group led by Atiku and many others and also the progressives as symbolised by Solomon Lar, Abubakar Rimi, Jim Nwobodo and many others. It is right to say that when PDP was formed, Obasanjo was not politically known.
Professor Ango Abdullahi has dismissed the candidacy of Atiku and Tinubu as incapable of addressing the challenges confronting Nigeria. If Abdullahi, a notable voice in the North is saying your party is not fit to govern Nigeria, what is your take on this?
Afenifere people are talking and so is the Ohanaeze Ndigbo. Northern Elders Forum, NEF, is talking but what impact has the Ango Abdullahi group made ever since? So if Ango, who is my elder brother, who I respect, talks this way at his age; is he thinking right? His ideas and thinking are those of a 87 years person who is totally disconnected from Nigeria because how does he talk to a 25 years old child to understand him?
In any case, this person has been there for the last 25 years and he could not even join (political race).
The Northern Elders’ Forum is not a political umbrella; it is for all northerners including Sule Lamido. Therefore, he can’t make a choice for me.
You were one of the advocates of an open ticket in the race to the PDP presidential ticket, which eventually led to the emergence of Atiku Abubakar. There was a strong agitation for zoning which you kicked against. Without zoning, it appears, a particular section of the country will continue to have its way…
My position was and is very clear. I am a pan-Nigerian, who believes in the oneness of the country- the unity of the North and South. Within the PDP, even though there are competing interests, it is normal. You see, there are those who are emotional, who see their son as a symbol of their fulfillment but we want a candidate who will be there and be a symbol of national unity, progress and security.
But the agitation among the various contending interests is that ‘we want our son to be there for our own symbolism.’ Whether we are dying or not it is not their problem. Today, we have a Buhari, a northerner, a Fulani man. But are the people of the North happier today? Are they better off today because their son is the President of Nigeria? Let us believe and trust in ourselves.
Now, this issue of zoning or no zoning is being whispered by regional and tribal champions. I mean the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Arewa Consultative Forum, the Afenifere- these are the people who are talking but then they are not political parties.
They should join political parties and promote their interests. That will be easy for us to understand because as brothers and sisters, as a single family, we can discuss it.
I don’t reckon with zoning as I am more concerned with the quality of the person emerging as Nigeria’s President. The economy and security of the country will overwhelm all these interests because when you are happy, secured, and contented you won’t really care where the President comes from. When you are suffering, when people in your zone are being killed, when you can’t travel between Abuja and Kaduna, when a state governor asks his people to ‘arm yourselves’, a northern governor for that matter, what is the essence of having your own man as President?
Now, when there is no security and a governor said people should go and buy guns and arm themselves, there is going to be anarchy. The debate about zoning is being fuelled by elders who in their younger days were ministers even at 45. I mean people like Edwin Clark, Ango Abdullahi, Ayo Adebanjo. Nigeria was there for them and now at 85 or 90 years old, they are coming to manipulate the emotions of a 25 years old person. It is unfair. In their time, nobody used them. Why must they use the younger generation now?
Do you see Peter Obi as a threat to the chances of your party in 2023?
The younger generation goes after fancy things. Peter Obi is morally compromised, he should have stayed in the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, and promoted the party in Nigeria. He came from a sectional party, a party from a particular enclave and that is what made him what he is. Now, if he believes in the history of APGA and his own philosophy after coming to PDP, he shouldn’t have gone to the Labour Party. He is now becoming nomadic, going from party to party but he is a good man. What is happening with him is a social media thing.
The Ekiti election showed how disunited the PDP is. The national executive of the party did not campaign in the state, Atiku was said to be holidaying in Dubai while the APC had its men on ground. What truly happened?
APC were lucky that immediately after they finished their convention, they went to Ekiti. In our own case, there were other things we were trying to sort out. I am sure there was a plan to go, I don’t know if they went but I know there was a plan for them to go. So it might have been because of time constraints. Vanguard
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by signature2012(m): 6:08am On Jul 09, 2022|
Not just some.Many Northern APC members are behind Atiku.
Watch out for cross -carpeting towards end of the year.
Come next year..
Peter Gregory Obi will be our president.
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by AlexBells(m): 6:08am On Jul 09, 2022|
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by GardenOfGod(m): 6:14am On Jul 09, 2022|
Nigerians need young vibrant minds not old crooks... Not even the one in Lagos who installed "Mr shocked" in Abuja; who openly insulted the sensitivity and sensibility of all sane Nigerians as being his entitlement, therefore must "fight dirty" to become president by all means. Agboro talk! Time for youths to take charge!
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by Vulturereloaded: 6:20am On Jul 09, 2022|
They no won AGBADO.
I told them the south has only one candidate, and thats Peter Obi.
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by Eddygourdo(m): 6:20am On Jul 09, 2022|
I have told those urchins that tinubu should prepare for premium tears, but they choose not to see the handwriting on the wall. They will be relegated worse than the igbos they mock. Then we will see them crying for oduduwa Republic. Sunday igboho will wake up again. Python dance will be a small thing to what will be done to you
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by muykem: 6:23am On Jul 09, 2022|
That's politics, some PDP members also prefer Tinubu to Atiku.
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by Totilopussylick(m): 6:24am On Jul 09, 2022|
As far as I am concerned.
Tinubu is just chasing shadows
He is going to use the APC flag as curtain in
His house afterwards .
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by muykem: 6:27am On Jul 09, 2022|
signature2012:I will like you to learn something from this post. You will see that nobody will insult Lamido for this statement but assuming he directed that statement to Peter Obi, you know the rest.
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by signature2012(m): 6:30am On Jul 09, 2022|
muykem:I will also like you to have a flashback of what happened prior to 2015 election.
All the name calling and threats toward a particular candidate.
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by Prince111111: 6:35am On Jul 09, 2022|
muykem:they are bunch of hypocrites
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by Laggafin: 6:38am On Jul 09, 2022|
All this disgruntled looters who won't rest # nothing to stop light from chasing them into dia miserable dark holes.. 2023 must retire all of you old Leeches and political scavengers to dustbin
|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by Jostoman: 6:50am On Jul 09, 2022|
signature2012:even in the south, I'm from the south and I love Atiku just the way I love Peter Obi because Atiku is also a good man.
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by Jostoman: 6:52am On Jul 09, 2022|
I also prefer Atiku to bat because Atiku is not a tribalistic person and that is why I don't hide my admiration for him.
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by perez100: 6:54am On Jul 09, 2022|
We no longer play tribal politics. The youths wants a new Nigeria because the old people had succeeded in the past to divide us along religion and tribal lines. This division is for their own selfish interest and they will soon leave this world while the division will be faced by the younger generation. So, the youths generally are bringing this division to an end by voting out criminals like Tinubu, Atiku, T. A Orji etc and make them irrelevant in Nigeria. The criminals will be irrelevant and not their tribes. All tribes will be relevant but the criminals in all tribes are the ones to be relegated while their tribes will remain relevant. It is a campaign against all looters and not the tribes.
So, let us vote for Peter Obi for a better Nigeria.
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by Eddygourdo(m): 7:00am On Jul 09, 2022|
perez100:Tell that to the tinubu urchins and atiku apologists who fight and bully others daily because we want Nigeria to be better. Ask them why they have refused to promote their candidates but spend time fighting Peter obi and others like him. I used to think like you , till I realised that this is a battle for the strong willed. The people online and offline are paid jobbers with a destiny to continue the suffering and decline of Nigeria. I am Nigerian. I am Nigeria. I am fighting for her good and part of doing so is calling people stupid when they are stupid.
Nigeria needs to change its electoral law. Only people that can pass a mental competence exam should be given a voter card. That way people with good reasoning will move this nation forward though their choices. The current paradigm of everyone allows politicians weaponize poverty against the illiterates. They hand them phones and Internet subscriptions to come online and attack Peter obi
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by ExplorerReturns(m): 7:00am On Jul 09, 2022|
That is the simple reality. Tinubu will come a distant 4th in the north of the country. I am predicting atiku to win the north east and west while obi takes north Central. Kwankwaso will even get more votes in the north than tinubu
|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by IvarTheBoneless: 7:00am On Jul 09, 2022|
I love how Tinubu maintains silence 99% of the time.
It doesn't mean he wouldn't still beat the shiit out of you when the battle starts.
People like Peter Obi with verbal diarrhea run away before battle starts.
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by IvarTheBoneless: 7:01am On Jul 09, 2022|
|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by BaddestQueen(f): 7:01am On Jul 09, 2022|
IvarTheBoneless:I'm watching you
|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by KEVIND: 7:02am On Jul 09, 2022|
"When I was in the NYSC, one of the presidential candidates today was a presidential aspirant."
- Datti Baba-Ahmed on AriseTV
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by IvarTheBoneless: 7:02am On Jul 09, 2022|
I love keeping you employed from your IsaAbubakar days.
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by Truthisunique2: 7:02am On Jul 09, 2022|
Baba dey give una code now
You don't need soothsayer to know it's the northernern block, buhari etc that are backing the fulani agenda
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by KEVIND: 7:04am On Jul 09, 2022|
IvarTheBoneless:Na Reno Omokri send you?
|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by IvarTheBoneless: 7:06am On Jul 09, 2022|
You're obsessed with him.... did he screw your
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by KEVIND: 7:07am On Jul 09, 2022|
IvarTheBoneless:Unfortunately for you i'm not married yet. Maybe your sister will suit the narrative. After i Finnish doing your sister some strong thing in the oza room, Reno will take over from me
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by IvarTheBoneless: 7:10am On Jul 09, 2022|
Check. I updated the comment. Sorry for what your mum endured.
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|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by KEVIND: 7:11am On Jul 09, 2022|
IvarTheBoneless:Oh you mean your mum smelling pussy. Reno must have done some strong thing on your mum's pussy. Eya sorry
|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by IvarTheBoneless: 7:12am On Jul 09, 2022|
|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by Jostoman: 7:13am On Jul 09, 2022|
perez100:stop referring to Atiku as a criminal without a prove for Atiku to pick Peter Obi as his running mate in 2019 and for Peter Obi to accept to be Atiku's running mate shows that Atiku also mean well for Nigeria.
|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by perez100: 7:18am On Jul 09, 2022|
You want PDP and APC supporters to promote their candidates? It's not possible to promote bad products. They have nothing wrong to hold against Peter Obi and that is why they are shouting Peter Obi"s supporters will not let Nigerians have freedom of speech. My Ghanaian friend once asked me, are they voting Peter Obi or his supporters?
Reno Omokiri and Tinubu urchins will fabricate lies against Peter Obi all in the name of freedom of speech but they will cry and accuse others of not tolerating freedom of speech when Peter Obi supporters exercise their own freedom of speech by insulting them.
If "A" says his freedom of speech is to tell lies against innocent person then he should not cry when "B" says his own freedom of speech is to insult... . That is fair enough. All na freedom of speech.
|Re: 2023: Some APC Members Prefer Atiku To Tinubu — Lamido by Eddygourdo(m): 7:21am On Jul 09, 2022|
perez100:fact. Now you see why I attack them. Let them feel the pains of unwarranted attacks.
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