Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, turned from arch opponent to ardent supporter of President Goodluck Jonathan as a self-preservation device, according to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The APC stated this on Sunday in reaction to a radio broadcast of the governor which the party said was being aired on some radio stations.
The party noted that Lamido joined the club of Jonathan’s supporters to save the sons of the governor who are currently being tried for alleged corrupt practice.
A statement by the spokesman of the APC, Lai Mohammed, declared that Lamido’s broadcast was in agreement with President Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo.
Faulting the broadcast, the opposition party said:
“ Lamido had been pressured to do the interview because of the EFCC pressure on his sons’ corruption charges.
Lamido has never worked near or with GMB to know his leadership style. Those working closely with him in the APC know otherwise.
“When did Lamido become a spokesman for the North?
“What did he and other Jonathan apologists negotiate for the North as the SW has been doing with Jonathan in the last two weeks?”