Stop running to Buhari over crisis in your party, Gov. Lalong tells Mimiko
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Monday in Abuja enjoined Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State to stop running to President Muhammadu Buhari for solution to the internal problems of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party.
Lalong said this while speaking to State House correspondents after he formally presented Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, the All Progressives Congress’s gubernatorial candidate in Ondo State, to President Buhari.
According to him, Buhari is the President of Nigeria and not a PDP member or chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He said: “Let me say it was even wrong for them to start running to Mr. President to help them solve the problem of PDP in their party.
“Mr. President is the President of Nigeria and he is not a member of PDP.
“Even when we have problems in APC, we don’t run to Mr. President.
“If he (Mimiko) has a problem in his state, he is the governor, let him stay there and resolve the matter.
“It is a matter between PDP and PDP and those matters are in court.
“So, why should you run to the President?
“Is the President the Chief Judge of Nigeria?
“He is not the INEC chairman either.”
Lalong, who is the Chairman of the APC Governorship Campaign in Ondo State, revealed that President Buhari had endorsed the candidature of Akeredolu as the APC candidate for the election.