Lamido made this known at a dinner organised in Abuja for the 36 states and six zonal chairmen of the PDP
The former Governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido has expressed his interest to occupy Aso Rock in 2019.
Lamido made this known at a dinner organised in Abuja for the 36 states and six zonal chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former Governor also called on the Party leaders to make sure they pick the right candidate to fly the PDP’s presidential flag.
Lamido also said “For now, what we are doing is internal; that is why I believe I have to start from home. I am aware a lot of people are likely to indicate interest in running on the platform of our great party. Please, we must make sure we go for the best.
“After series of consultations across the length and breadth of Nigeria, when the time comes, I will be offering myself for the presidency. I may not be the only aspirant, but please, when the time comes, only the best should be allowed to emerge on the platform of our great party, the PDP.” Lamido had, in January this year, declared that no matter the level of oppression and intimidation, if God wishes for him to be president in 2019, nobody would stop him.”
Adding that “Those in power today must know the same God that made Balewa, Ironsi, Gowon, Murtala, Shagari, Buhari, Babangida and Jonathan presidents can do the same for me if He so wishes.
“All the coercion and intimidation were because of my aspiration, and I must tell them that no matter what, if Allah has destined that I will be president, they cannot stop me because that will amount to fighting the will of God.
“Leaders should beware of the consequences that follow tyranny, impunity and abuse of human dignity.”
Sule Lamido was sentenced to prison on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, after being accused of conducts capable of breaching peace.
However, on Thursday, May 4, 2017, a Magistrate Court in Dutse granted the former Governor bail on self-recognizance.