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2019: I won’t leave PDP even if I lose the primaries— Lamido



2019: I won’t leave PDP even if I lose the primaries— Lamido

Sule Lamido, former Jigawa State governor and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has pledged to remain in the party even if he loses out on the candidacy.

Lamido also dismissed claims that he is being backed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, assuring that he does not have any godfather in politics.

Lamido said this in an interview with journalists during a solidarity visit to retired general Jeremiah Useni in Jos on Wednesday.

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.

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He said if voted into power, his administration would tackle security issues head on and try to find a lasting solution to the herders/farmers clashes being experienced in some parts of the country.

He said, “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 assured of the party’s victory in 2019.


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