I will run for presidency in 2019, Lamido declares

Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.

Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido.

Though 2019 presidential elections are still more than two years away, former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State,  has already declared his interest to contest  presidency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Lamido made this known on Monday to newsmen in his village, Bamaina

He, however, said a party’s ticket was not given to anybody on the platter of gold, adding that a candidate must earn it.

“If my party finds me worthy of the party’s presidential ticket to serve Nigeria, I will thank God and oblige.

“Although there are issues in the party that we are all working to resolve, we hope to have success soon and come out united.

The former governor held that the internal crisis in PDP was the reason for its defeat in 2015 general elections and that the party was working to bring back those who left the party before the last presidential elections.

“As I’m talking to you now, we are working silently to resolve our differences and bring back to our fold those that left the party for APC”, he said.

He said that the party had the capacity to rule the country again but the members must work hard to achieve that.

Lamido denied any rift between him and his successor, Gov. Muhammad Badaru of APC.

He stated that both of them had mutual respect for each other and he had no differences with him other than political ideologies.

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  • Curseless

    Ride on Lamido! That is what I’m talking about. You have chosen the right party at the right time because birds of the same feather flock together obviously. These politicians are actually shameless and have no honor in their DNA Lamido of all people shout not even contemplate seeking office as a dog catcher.

    • Daniel

      That he has been accused of corruption does not make him guilty.

      Those managing Nigeria today express the worst form of hypocrisy and are clueless on the economy.

  • Henry_Itopa

    Wait o – isn’t this the same man that is in court for theft?

    • Daniel

      Being an accused is not same as guilty. Until then, he has the right to seek political office.

      • Artful ºDodger

        Igbo bast ard son of a wh0re shut the fk up. The devil is already at your doorstep in Enugu ready to destroy you with the evil you cherish so much. Hopeless evil child!

        • Daniel

          After insulting, remain in hunger imposed by Buhari your ‘god’.

          Besides, not all critics of the septuagenarian are Igbos. Even reasonable Yorubas are expressing concerns in secret.

          Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. I do not depend on this crumbled economy to survive.

  • TKBaba

    And who told Lamido that Nigerian voters will ever vote for Poverty Distribution Party (PDP) in 2019?

    If PDP had done the right thing in the last 16 years they were in power Nigeria and the Nigerian economy would be in a better shape today.

    If PDP had the courage to build refineries needed to refine locally, the pressure of Naira today will not be an issue. The Billion $$$ needed yearly to import refined petroleum products will be saved.

  • Artful ºDodger

    But the job is no longer available for cats, demons and evil spirits just like igbo(of miscreant, nuisance and latrine values) vote and that of your household alone will not be enough to guarantee you victory. But you can try after all you are supposed to be a Nigerian too.

  • bigbang

    No more public funds to fund your campaign, Good luck. BTW how far with your EFCC case?

  • Onyewuchi Nze

    Have they freed his sons from the money laundering case? Oga, you never come down and you don begin plan to climb a bigger tree?

  • First Class Receptions

    Nigeria, the country where anything goes

  • Gbogboade

    Nigerian presidency is no longer for buffoons. Pedigree will count quite seriously. So we are all waiting.

  • Joseph Onipede Adunse

    PDP again. Forget it. You will not be President of this country. PMB will do two complete terms . PDP will not smell the Presidency until the Country is fully redeemed. APC may indeed rule this country for 60 years. By the time we start reaping the fruits of this government, nobody, will remember PDP.

  • Mizch

    If all writers in this column represent Nigerians, what a pitiable venomous people! Indeed ANGRY PEOPLE´S COUNTRY, APC.