- A former governor of Jigawa state has met with an ex-military head of state
- The meeting between Sule Lamido and Abdulasalami Abubakar happened at the residence of the former military head of state
- The meeting was in line with Lamido's consultative plan for his 2019 presidential ambition
An ex-governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, on Thursday, October 19, visited the former military head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar.
NAIJ.com gathered that the meeting was in line with the preparation of Lamido for his 2019 presidential ambition.
The meeting which was held at the residence of the former military general is also part of Lamido's consultative meeting with leaders across Nigeria and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for his 2019 presidential ambition.
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It was also gathered that the duo met behind closed door for two hours.
Sources close to the two leaders said the duo discussed 2019 presidential race and Lamido's ambition extensively.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Lamido had announced his plan to run for presidency in 2019.
The former governor said, if the PDP finds him worthy of bearing the presidential flag for the party, he would oblige.
He also said that the party had the capacity to rule Nigeria again despite its loss during the 2015 general election.
Having also met with some other party bigwigs and former leaders, the ex-governor urged members of the PDP to remain courageous in their quest to take back power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Lamido said: “APC cannot take us hostage. We need to stand up. We need people to be courageous.
“We shall not keep quiet. It is our country. Enough of this culture of nepotism and fear.
“Government should be respected not feared. Government should be there for all of us, whether APC and PDP. 2019 will be a defining moment for Nigeria."
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