Consensus: Saraki, Bala Mohammed emergence not position of Northern PDP members – Sule Lamido
NEWS DIGEST – Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state, has reacted to the emergence of Governor Bala Mohammed and former Senate President Bukola Saraki as PDP Northern Consensus aspirants.
In a statement personally signed by the PDP chieftain and made available to the News Digest, he said the position of the Northern Elders is not only injurious to the North but equally injurious to the Northern Aspirants.
He said: “The attention of key stakeholders of the PDP in the Northern State is drawn to reports in the Media that some Northern Elders have shortlisted two of our prominent and deserving aspirants as consensus PDP Presidential Candidates
“Having widely consulted Party Leaders across the 19 Northern States and FCT, it is hereby stated to our teeming Party members and the general public that what is reported in the Media is only the personal opinion of those who issued the statement and not the position of the PDP members in the North!
“Discussions are ongoing with ALL the aspirants in our Party with a view to having a National Consensus if possible or atleast working towards having a smooth acrimony free National Convention,” he said.
The News Digest reports that four aspirants who made the initial agreement for the consensus are Gov Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto, Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and Mohammed Hayatu-deen.