A presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Sule Lamido, on Tuesday said the party has no intention to change its name to satisfy those seeking its membership. He said the PDP was not a chameleon and would not change its identity to suit those planning to join the party.
Lamido stated this in Minna, Niger State, while addressing delegates to next month national convention of the party. The PDP Chieftain declared that anyone that was not satisfied with the party’s present name could leave the party. He said: “The PDP remains the only party with well- defined ideology. Between 1999 and now all the other political parties have changed their names in the quest to wrestle power from the PDP. Out of all political parties, only the PDP had retained its name.”
Speaking further, the former Governor of Jigawa State berated the APC, saying the ruling party was in a panic mode following defections, as all the brains in the party had defected. “Defection occurred when there is injustice and impunity. The impunity and injustice made people to leave PDP then. Those who left are now coming back. When they left us, we were able to manage it, we were able to conduct ourselves in a very dignified way because we are leaders.
“What goes round comes around, it is now time for the APC to experience same and they are panicking because they have no capacity. When we faced same in 2014, we were very cool, calm and collected and were able to lead the party despite our losses,” Lamido added.