2019 Presidency: ‘I Hope Sule Lamido Will Step Down To Enable Me Get PDP Ticket’ – Atiku
Former Vice President and presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said he is hopeful the former Jigawa State Governor, and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sule Lamido, will step down to emerge as the party’s presidential candidate.
Atiku stated this on Monday, during the campaign visit to Dutse, the Jigawa state capital.
Sen. Abdul Ningi who stood-in for Otunba Gbenga Daniel, the Director General for Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, noted that Alhaji Abubakar and Sule Lamido have come a long way in their political careers and personal relationships, advising their supporters not to get carried away, but to support anyone of them that eventually emerge as the party’s flagbearer.
He said, “Out of 13 presidential aspirants, we have vowed to support anyone of them that eventually emerged as our Presidential candidate even though I know that Atiku Abubakar stands out amongst the rest”, he declared.
On his part, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, said he is hopeful that Sule Lamido, who is also in the presidential race would step down for him.
According to Atiku Abubakar, “I hope my younger brother, Alhaji Sule Lamido, would ?respectfully step down his aspiration to enable me get the ticket to contest the presidential election next year.”