Amaechi, Lamido In Closed Door Meeting Over February Elections

Barely two weeks to the presidential election, Rivers State governor and director general of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign organisation, Rotimi Ameachi, weekend stormed Jigawa State capital, Dutse, and held a closed door meeting with his counterpart in the state, Sule Lamido.

Ameachi arrived Jigawa State Government House late Saturday evening while the meeting was held on Sunday morning, according to reports.

Although the two governors were seen together after Amaechi’s arrival neither of them disclosed the essence of their meeting while they drove off immediately after the meeting.

Lamido and Amaechi, according to book makers held the meeting to discuss issues over the forthcoming general elections in February and possibly to woo back the Jigawa governor into the fold of the opposition.

The two governors have been co-partners in the moves by some Peoples Democratic Governors to humble President Goodluck Jonathan who was accused of derailing the train of the party some few months ago.

Some of the PDP governors were to defect to the opposition party, Lamido inclusive, but the governor pulled back at a point siting personal reasons.
Lamido is believed to have sympathy for the presidential candidate of the APC, General Muhammadu Buhari having at different times described him as a honest, patriotic and incorruptible person.

Lamido has overtime expressed concern on the failure of leadership in the country and also the way country’s image retrogrades in the international community.

The governor had also given terms for supporting the President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid.

The conditions, according to him include fulfillment of the 2011 campaign promises made to Jigawa people.

It was disclosed also that Ameachi was in the state on the invitation of the governor of Jigawa state.

Author: News Editor

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