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Sule Lamido I am being persecuted because of my 2019 presidential ambition – Ex-Gov says

The Kano state police command told newsmen that Lamido was arrested for allegedly inciting violence.

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Former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido


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The former Governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido has alleged that he is being persecuted because of his 2019 presidential ambition.

According to reports, the former Governor was arrested in his Kano home on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

The Kano state police command told newsmen that Lamido was arrested for allegedly inciting violence, adding that he will be charged to court.

Lamido, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Umar Kyari, said “The governor of Jigawa State, who raised a false alarm against Lamido, is stiff scared over his presidential ambition in 2019 and the local elections in the state slated for July 1 this year.

“But it is rather too late for anyone to stop Lamido from achieving his political ambition come 2019 since the people have already seen that he has what it takes to rule Nigeria and lift it out of the woods.”

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According to Vanguard, the Force Public Relations Officer, Moshood Jimoh said “It is true that the former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, is still being interrogated by our operatives after honouring our invitation on Sunday. The state government complained against his directive to his supporters to cause trouble and we had to wade in.

“Based on the petition by the state government, we are looking into the issues raised against him and he might be charged to court if there is enough evidence to prove the allegations against him.”

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the unconditional release of the former Jigawa Governor.

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