Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido has described President Goodluck Jonathan and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, as squatters in the party.
Lamido alleged that President Jonathan and Tukur were trying to take over a house that does not belong to them, a move he vowed to resist.
According to NIGERIAN TRIBUNE, the governor made this vow on Saturday, while receiving some of his supporters from Kano State who came to pay him a solidarity visit at the Government House, Dutse.
He assured the supporters that he had no intention of joining the APC or any other political party.
“At the time Tukur became chairman, we were already governors. He contributed nothing to us; we are the ones who favored him after he was rejected by his zone and defeated by Babayo Gamawa in a shadow election conducted in the North-West zone. We said, don’t worry let us meet in Abuja. We met in Abuja; we supported him and we made him the national chairman.
“At that time, Nyako, Kwankwaso, Wamakko, Babangida Aliyu, Amaechi and I were already in office, having won our second term elections. What did Bamanga contribute to us? Who favoured who between and us?” he asked.
“There is no way someone who was favoured and is squatting would be allowed to claim a house and attempt to send owners of the house out of their own compound. When the PDP was formed and registered, where were Tukur and Jonathan?”.
"There is neither retreat nor surrender in the present PDP crisis, until all our demands are reached and justice, the rule of law and due process are maintained in the party".