- Posters of Lamido for president in 2019 have surfaced in Lagos
- Lamido had last year said he will contest for presidency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019
- He has the backing of some northerners who are PDP members in Lagos state
The 2019 presidential posters of Alhaji Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state on Thursday, April 6, surfaced at the secretariat of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state.
According to Daily Trust, the posters bearing Lamido’s picture were pasted at strategic areas of the secretariat right from the entrance.
It was also gathered that some members of the party were also wearing branded T-shirts with inscription ‘Lamido for 2019’.
Lamido 2019 presidency project was said to be championed by some northerners who were PDP members in Lagos state.
One of them, Hassan Mohammed, an official of the party at Ikeja Ward I said they were calling on Lamido to contest because they believed he had the capacity to rule the country.
Mohammed said: “We have seen his performance as governor of Jigawa state for eight years. He is indeed a man of the people and he has that pedigree and reputations to fly the party’s flag come 2019.”
However, the Lagos PDP distanced itself from the posters, saying it had not endorsed any candidate for 2019.
This was disclosed by the party’s spokesman Taofik Gani.
NAIJ.com recalls that Sule Lamido had last year said he will contest for presidency on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019.
Lamido announced this while briefing journalists in his village Bamaina in Birnin-Kudu local government area of Jigawa state.
However, he noted that the presidential ticket was not given to anybody on the platter of gold, stressing that a candidate must earn it.
Also just recently, Siyasa Akida Network Nigeria, a Northern based political group urged Lamido to contest 2019 presidency.
According to the group, the ex-governor has the capacity to salvage the country from drifting.
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