Tuesday, 26 April 2016


Former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido said yesterday he would  run for presidency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019.

Lamido spoke to reporters in his village, Bamaina in Birnin-kudu Local Government.

He, however, said a party’s ticket was not given to anybody on a 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 working to resolve, we hope to have success soon and come out united.

“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.”

The former governor held that the internal crisis in PDP was the reason for its defeat in 2015 general election.

He added 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, Governor Muhammad Badaru of APC.
He said both of them had mutual respect for each other and that he had no differences with him other than political ideologies.

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