Lawal Kaita, a former governor of old Kaduna state, is dead.
Lawal Kaita is remembered for making the threat to make Nigeria ungovernable under the PDP umbrella to threaten Goodluck Jonathan not to run in 2011.
He died on Tuesday at the age of 86. Details of his death are still sketchy.
Kaita a close associate of Atiku was governor of Kaduna between October and December 1983. He was elected on the platform of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN).
He lost his first attempt to govern Kaduna state to Balarabe Musa of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) when he contested in 1979.
Kaita later became special assistant to former President Shehu Shagari. Before then, he was a member of the Constituent Assembly of Nigeria (1977-1978).
Kaita was also a leading member of the late Shehu Yar’adua’s political movement as well as a founding member of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
He is believed to be one of the persons late NSA, Andrew Owoye Azazi was referring to when he said that it was internal PDP politics and their squabbles that created Boko Haram terror.
ENDS: It was a PDP politician, Alhaji Lawal Kaita who actually said Nigeria would be ungovernable if Jonathan became president in 2011.
It was a PDP politician, Alhaji Lawal Kaita, who is quoted to have said, “The North is determined if it happens, to make Nigeria ‘ungovernable’ for President Jonathan or any other Southerner who finds his way to the seat of power on the platform of the PDP against the principle of the party’s zoning policy.”