I‘ll run for presidency in 2019 – Lamido

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, on Monday said he would contest the nation’s Presidency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2019.
Lamido made this known to newsmen in his village, Bamainain, which is located in the Birnin-Kudu Local Government Area of the state.

 He, however, said the party’s ticket would not be given to anybody on the platter of gold, adding that a candidate must earn it.
 “If my party finds me worthy of its 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.
 “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 the All Progressives Congress,” he said.
 The former governor said that the internal crisis within the PDP was the reason for its defeat in the 2015 general election.
He said that the party had the capacity to rule the country again, stressing, however, that the members must work hard to achieve that.
Lamido denied any rift between him and his successor, Governor Muhammad Badaru of the APC.