2019: Obasanjo endorses Sule Lamido

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again touted the leadership credentials of Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa State and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noting that Lamido could turn the fortunes of Nigeria around if given the opportunity to do so.

He stated this when Lamido and members of his national campaign council met him at the Olusegun Obasanjo national library, Abeokuta, Ogun State, over his 2019 presidential ambition.

Mansur Ahmed, the social media aide to Lamido, said in a statement on Monday that “the meeting was part of the consultation with relevant stakeholders, elders, party officials, and key political actors in Nigeria across the length and breadth of this nation.”

At the meeting, Lamido said, “I have nothing to tell you about me because you know me more than anybody; I have come to greet you, brief you, seek your blessings and ask for your fatherly advice.”

Obasanjo, in his remarks, said, “As a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sule knows the world and knows how to relate with other countries of the world. I was so happy and elated by what I saw in Jigawa State when you were governor.”

He added: “Sule, I don’t have any doubt about your attributes, your capacity, your courage, your interest about your state and Nigeria at large, Sule you can do it, and you can do it well.”

It could be recalled that Lamido had made a similar visit to former military head of states, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar.

He also visited Obasanjo last year as part of his nationwide consultations on his 2019 presidential aspiration.

Before then, Lamido met with all the PDP state governors in their respective states, the 36 PDP chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including zonal vice chairmen of the party, and former speakers, where he told them of his aspiration and urged them to pick the best for the party when the time comes.

Lamido was accompanied by campaign DG, Barr. Musa Elayo, Senator Josephine Anenih, Ambassador Joe Keshi, AIG Kayode Theophilus (rtd), Alhaji Umaru Mai Shadai, and Hon. Rahman Owokoniran.

Daily Independent