Former Governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido has declared his intention to run in the 2019 presidential elections.
Though the elections in more than 2 years away, Lamido has revealed that he will be contesting on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to The Guardian,the former Governor made the news known on today to newsmen in his village, Bamaina, adding that 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.
Lamido 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 maintained that the party had the capacity to rule the country again but the members must work hard to achieve that.
Denying reports of a rift between him and his successor, Gov. Muhammad Badaru of APC, Lamido 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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