I will run for presidency in 2019, Lamido declares
Though 2019 presidential elections are still more than two years away, former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, has already declared his interest to contest presidency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Lamido made this known on Monday to newsmen in his village, Bamaina
He, however, said a party’s ticket was not given to anybody on the 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 all working to resolve, we hope to have success soon and come out united.
The former governor held that the internal crisis in PDP was the reason for its defeat in 2015 general elections and that the party was working to bring back those who left the party before the last presidential elections.
“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”, he said.
He said 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, Gov. Muhammad Badaru of APC.
He stated that both of them had mutual respect for each other and he had no differences with him other than political ideologies.