Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa state has said that neither the federal government nor anyone for that matter could intimidate the forum of governors who are fighting for the soul of the Peoples Democratic Party.
According to Lamido, for leadership to be accepted, it must be genuine, sincere and have honest leaders. “Leadership must be genuine, sincere and also have honest leaders. Leaders who believe that in leadership, there is what we call responsibility; what we call transparency and what we call rule of law.
“It is because we share these aspirations that we are united; so much that no matter what, no matter the level of intimidation or sponsored articles to harass us or blackmail us, we will stand by the truth,” he stressed.
Lamido further said that the ownership of the governments must be the people, who entrust leadership to the leaders. “To us, leadership is a trust bestowed by God. The government we lead is owned by the people. We, as governors, are so honoured and privileged to serve our own people. As I can see today in Sokoto, people here own their government and because they own it, they can defend it anywhere,” he said.
He described Governor Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto State as a true and honest inheritor of the Caliphate philosophy of service to humanity. “In the Caliphate, leadership is meant for the people; leadership is simply called rendering service to the people.”