Obasanjo Is Not Sponsoring My 2019 Presidential Ambition
Sule Lamido, a People’s Democratic Party’s presidential aspirant has refuted claims that he is being backed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying that he does not have any godfather in politics.
This, Lamido stated in an interview with newsmen, when he paid a solidarity visit to retired general Jeremiah Useni in Jos yesterday.
Lamido had earlier paid a visit to the Plateau PDP secretariat where he declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2019.
“I was in PDP before former President Olusegun Obasanjo became president, I do not have a godfather, but I respect everyone in our party; we have the same aspiration as PDP members,” he said.
Lamido stated that if elected, he would ensure that farmers/herders clash ended and also tackle security issues in some parts of the country.
He said he would not defect from PDP even if he doesn’t win the primaries for presidential race.
“All of us vying for presidency in PDP are equal and are capable of ruling Nigeria as president,” he said.
“2019 presidency is not just about me, we are all working for a just and a common goal to salvage the country. So if I’m not made candidate of our great party, I will support whoever emerges as flag bearer for PDP.”
Lamido told the party to be rest assured that it would reclaim its mandate in 2019.