Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, on Tuesday openly accepted that he betrayed the five governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC), but said he did so in the overall national interest.
Also, Lamido who had a private discussion with the national chairman of PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, on the exit of the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo from the party, urged Nigerians to allow PDP settle its feud with Obasanjo in the manner of ‘a father and son family relationship’.
The Kano state governor, Rabiu Kwankwanso, had described Sule Lamido as a betrayer for his refusal to defect to the APC with other five governors.
The governors of Rivers, Kwara, Sokoto, Kano and Adamawa states had defected to APC but the governors of Jigawa and Niger state refused to defect along with them. Fielding questions from newsmen, Sule Lamido who was asked to respond to the charge by Governor Kwankwanso that he is a betrayer, said, “I am a betrayer, confirmed. I betrayed them. I did, yes. I am aligning myself to what he said. I am aligning my answer to what he said; go and find out from him.”