Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on Thursday admitted that the Peoples Democratic Party had not been able to properly manage its successes.
He said in the last 16 years of being in charge of the country, the party made what he described as “very very costly mistakes.”
Jigawa, a PDP governor, made his position known to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan in his residence inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Lamido, whose state is one of the states where Jonathan lost the March 28 presidential election, however did not give details of the mistakes he claimed the party made.
He said, “I am sure if you know the party’s (PDP’s) history, what it went through in the last 16 years, it has the capacity to bounce back.
“And more with the elections with pains and the anger, PDP made some mistakes.
“I have been saying so, (the party made)very, very costly mistakes and we have not been able to properly manage our successes. But to me, I don’t think quitting PDP is the answer.”
Reacting to the result of the election that produced Maj. Gen. Muhammed Buhari (retd.) of the All Progressives Congress as the President-elect, the governor said whoever becomes the President is a Nigerian President and not a President for a particular region.
On the belief that PDP governors who lost their states to opposition did not work hard enough, Lamido warned against going into blame game.
“We won’t go into blame game. In what way will this blame change the attitude of the crowd? Leadership is a very huge burden and is normal for followers to stick in orderr to look at things from their own perspective,” he said.