✕ CLOSE Online Special City News Entrepreneurship Environment Factcheck Everything Woman Home Front Islamic Forum Life Xtra Property Travel & Leisure Viewpoint Vox Pop Women In Business Art and Ideas Bookshelf Labour Law Letters
Click Here To Listen To Trust Radio Live
SPONSOR AD

Jonathan: Govs will continue to dictate in PDP

Jonathan said this yesterday at a stakeholders’ interactive session held at the Jigawa State Government House after he inaugurated the Dutse International Airport.He said with…

Jonathan said this yesterday at a stakeholders’ interactive session held at the Jigawa State Government House after he inaugurated the Dutse International Airport.
He said with the party’s current delegates pattern for national elections, any governor that knows his onions should be able to control 70 percent of delegates from his state.
According to him, “if any presidential aspirant gets less than 70 percent delegates’ votes from a particular state, he/she should know that the state governor is not for him/her.
“I always tell our party that until we change our delegate pattern, the governors must dictate what happens.
“The present delegates we have for all national elections, any governor that is fit to be a governor has control of about 70 per cent, whether we like it or not.
“So if an aspirant doesn’t get up to 70 per cent or 60 per cent from a state, you know that that governor, no matter what he says, is not for you. In the general elections, the governor cannot control all the states,” Jonathan said.
The president dismissed media reports that he had problem with Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido.
He said he knew the role Lamido played in his (Jonathan’s) election in 2011, stressing that he could always trust the governor.
Jonathan said he assessed all the state governors that time on how many votes he got during the presidential primaries.
“I used to tell people that I don’t have a problem with Sule Lamido. Even if there is a problem today, Sule Lamido is somebody I trust. He does not deceive. Let me reassure you that we have no problems; myself and Sule Lamido and definitely I will not have problems with the people of Jigawa State. All we have to do is to strengthen our relationship more and work together,” Jonathan said.

Join Daily Trust WhatsApp Community For Quick Access To News and Happenings Around You.

UPDATE: Nigerians in Nigeria and those in diaspora can now be paid in US Dollars. Premium domains can earn you as much as $17,000 (₦27 million).


Click here to start earning.