- PDP presidential aspirant, Alhaji Sule Lamido, says he is not being sponsored by former president Olusegun Obasanjo
- He said he was in PDP before Obasanjo became president, but that he respects OBJ as his leader and elder statesman
- Lamido promised to tackle the incessant herder/farmer clashes and other security challenges in the country if elected as president
Alhaji Sule Lamido, former Jigawa governor and presidential aspirant on the platform of the PDP, has dismissed suggestions that he was being sponsored by former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
Lamido debunked the rumour while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday, August 29, in Jos, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Lamido was in Jos to solicit votes from the party’s delegates in Plateau, ahead of the PDP national convention slated to hold in October.
“I have no political godfather; the presidency is for matured minds and I am one. I hear people say Obasanjo is the one sponsoring my presidential ambition. That is not true. I was in PDP before Obasanjo became president, but I respect him as my leader and elder statesman. I also respect every aspirant contesting on the PDP platform," he said.
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He said that his goal was to salvage Nigeria from poverty, underdevelopment and economic stagnation; adding that he was not desperate for the party’s ticket as the presidency is not just about him. He said he will support whoever emerges as the party's flag bearer if he is not picked.
The aspirant promised to tackle the incessant herder/farmer clashes and other security challenges in the country if he was elected president in 2019.
Earlier, Chief Damishi Sango, PDP chairman in the state, had said that the party would conduct transparent primaries that would be acceptable by all aspirants.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that former president Olusegun Obasanjo hailed the bid by former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido, to contest for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s presidential ticket.
Obasanjo spoke when Lamido and members of his national campaign council visited him in Abeokuta, Ogun state, over his 2019 presidential ambition.
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