Lamido Seeks PDP’s Presidential Ticket
Immediate past governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has indicated interest to contest the 2019 presidential election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Lamido in a statement issued by his media aide, Umar Kyari, said the only way for Nigeria to demonstrate its ability and capacity to meet domestic, regional and global challenges is for PDP to take over power in 2019.
“Today, 57 years after the independence of our dear country, can we in all sincerity claim to have achieved the dream of our founding fathers? Where did we fail and from where did we begin to fail?
“Nigeria with its natural endowment and human capacity cannot be forgiven for being otherwise. We cannot even demonstrate our ability and capacity to meet domestic, regional and global challenges which currently seems to overwhelm us.
“The PDP will and must lead the nation back into a bright, progressive, and innovative future,” Lamido’s letter reads.
According to Lamido, the PDP have enough talents to salvage the nations from its current woes.
His words: “I am no means claiming to be the only capable material, any PDP member given the trust and support can fly our flag, and I expect many more aspirants will express the desire to run.
“My hope and prayer is that at the end of all the process which I hope will be open, fair transparent and credible is to give Nigeria in 2019 candidate who will lead the party and Nigeria. This is because there is no alternative to PDP in 2019, it will be a defining moment in the Nigerian political evolution.”