Former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido on Monday, said that he was not desperate for the position of Nigeria’s president in the 2019 general elections. Lamido said this in Abakaliki when he led his campaign team on a courtesy visit to Governor David Umahi. The former governor said he would accept the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decision on its torchbearer for the election.
Lamido urged the party to concentrate on nominating its best candidate for the position, noting that the party is blessed with talented and patriotic Nigerians who would represent it and the country equitably. “I will administer a new direction for Nigeria if nominated because I aspire to unite Nigerians and make the country prosperous and secure. “I believe that I am qualified to win the party’s nomination because I am a party man by history and character with the party giving me everything I am in life.
“The party discovered me from my obscure village in Jigawa, made me its state chairman and after I lost initial bids to become the state governor, made me Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister during a period of its pariah status. “The party further made me the state governor and I want to presently pay it and the country back with selfless service that would unite, reconcile and prosper the citizens,” he said. He urged the governor to give all aspirants that would be visiting the state equal attention, noting that all of them including himself, belong to one large family.