Connect with us

Politics

What Jonathan said as he host Lamido over his presidential ambition

Published

on

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has tipped former Jigawa state governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, as a man that can unite Nigeria if elected president next year. Leadership reports that Jonathan made this disclosure when members of Lamido’s National Campaign Council visited the former president at his residence in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, on Saturday, September 15. In a statement issued by Lamido’s media aide on Social Media, Mansur Ahmed, the former president expressed the belief that the next president after President Muhammadu Buhari will come from the PDP next year.

He also alleged that Nigerians are today more divided than ever and that it requires a PDP president to unite it. “Sule, you are somebody that is highly courageous, zealous, committed and experienced. You can perform wonderfully well, and I believe the next president that will take over from Buhari God willing will be from PDP, and the task for him is to unify the country because Nigeria is now divided more than ever.

“In 2011, it was too difficult for a northern governor to speak about Buhari, but Sule you made a lot of meaningful political statements that really captured the minds of Nigerians and PDP supporters and you really sold the party to the people.

“I am always happy to listen to you because you know the history of Nigeria’s politics. When I was vice president and later president, I went round Jigawa state to commission a lot of developmental projects, Jigawa witnessed a lot of wonders under your administration.

“I know you are somebody who believes in the unity and sanctity of one Nigeria and your political history, philosophy and ideology are all about leftist and humanism, not capitalist, I wish you well in all your consultations and campaign,” the former president said.

Responding, Lamido, who thanked Jonathan for the warm reception accorded him and his team, said: “I am here to formally inform you that I am running for the presidency in 2019 on the platform of our great party, the PDP.”

Some election observer groups cautioned the PDP Governors Forum over its decision to pass a vote of no confidence on INEC recently. The groups warned the PDP to desist from making “careless and reckless statements capable of plunging the nation into unnecessary anxiety ahead of the 2019 general elections.”

They described the statement by the PDP governors as an attempt to cause disaffection and create chaos not only during the forthcoming governorship election in Osun state but the 2019 general elections.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Patience Ozonkwo embraces Globacom's upgraded network
sponsored1 week ago

Patience Ozonkwor embraces Globacom’s upgraded network

ask17 hours ago

Coronavirus in Nigeria: How to protect yourself from the deadly disease

Sports5 days ago

Anthony Joshua should avoid Tyson Fury by all means now’ – Social media reacts to Fury’s win over Deontay Wilder

royal news2 weeks ago

He wanted to stick his staff of office into my eyes- Oluwo of Iwo speaks on why he attacked the Agbowu of Ogbagbaa

News4 weeks ago

Kobe Bryant: Wife Venessa’s first statement after husband, daughter died

music4 weeks ago

Naira Marley ft Ms Banks – Anywhere

celebrity news4 weeks ago

Aisha Abimbola’s son speaks on being maltreated by Lola Alao (video)

Breaking news3 weeks ago

Buhari departs for AU summit in Addis Ababa

News3 weeks ago

Kaduna revokes Abacha’s hotel over debt

News2 weeks ago

David Lyon’s sack: Buhari told to arrest, prosecute Oshiomhole immediately

celebrity news4 weeks ago

Why I removed shirt, begged for assistance — Sick actor Ernest Asuzu

celebrity news6 days ago

”The only thing in this entire world that is more beautiful than her face, is her heart” Banky W wishes his wife Adesua a happy birthday

naija news4 weeks ago

Shehu Sani speaks of how he was thrown to underground cell

naija news4 weeks ago

I hear drumbeats of war in Nigeria, says Apostle Suleman

World News4 weeks ago

Coronavirus: Racism, xenophobia as anti-China fears grip countries

News3 weeks ago

Nigerian govt reduces visa fees for US citizens

naija news3 weeks ago

Buhari receives NYSC Corps members in appreciation of increased allowance

celebrity news3 weeks ago

I finally conquered my dirty smoking habit – Tekno

naija news4 weeks ago

Daddy Freeze drags gospel singer Sinach for charging N5m for a table

Prince Harry now wants everyone to call him 'Harry' henceforth
royal news2 days ago

Prince Harry now wants to be called ‘Harry’ henceforth

It'll disappear one day like a miracle -- Trump on Coronavirus
Metro14 hours ago

It’ll disappear one day like a miracle — Trump on Coronavirus

Cute photo of Anthony Joshua with his father, son and other family members
celebrity news17 hours ago

Cute photo of Anthony Joshua with his father, son and other family members

ask17 hours ago

Coronavirus in Nigeria: How to protect yourself from the deadly disease

Metro18 hours ago

Man pretended to be gay and raped lesbian after gaining her trust

News18 hours ago

Coronavirus in Nigeria: Fani-Kayode begs Buhari govt

Breaking news18 hours ago

Breaking: Coronavirus: FG confirms first case in Nigeria

Canada to stop paying for Harry, Meghan security
royal news18 hours ago

Canada to stop paying for Harry, Meghan security

News1 day ago

Coronavirus: Vice President infected

News1 day ago

Lai Mohammed reveals why Boko Haram is targeting Christians

News1 day ago

Model goes completely blind after getting her eyeballs dyed black

advert banner David Beckham says he is proud of Prince Harry for 'growing up' amid Megxit drama and move to Canada
News1 day ago

David Beckham says he is proud of Prince Harry for ‘growing up’ amid Megxit drama and move to Canada

Nigerian clergyman plans to visit China to ''prophetically destroy Coronavirus'' (video)
Viral2 days ago

Nigerian clergyman plans to visit China to ”prophetically destroy Coronavirus” (video)

Entertainment2 days ago

Mike Tyson dishes out brutal response to comedian Michael Blackson for “messing” with his daughter

Man awarded $1.5m after spending 23 years in prison for wrongful conviction
Metro2 days ago

Man awarded $1.5m after spending 23 years in prison for wrongful conviction

Metro2 days ago

Here’s photo of soldier who killed himself after killing 4 colleagues

What Davido said as he celebrates 10 years in the industry
Entertainment2 days ago

What Davido said as he celebrates 10 years in music industry

FEATURED Failure to arrest culprits shows FG’s insincerity on killings –Bishops
Metro2 days ago

Insecurity: Bishops slam FG for not arresting culprits and for insincerity

Diri insists he's a miracle governor as Supreme Court upholds Lyon's sack
Politics2 days ago

Diri insists he’s a miracle governor as Supreme Court upholds Lyon’s sack

News2 days ago

Kano Gov Ganduje blasted for banning Almajiri from street begging

Bullied Quaden Bayles' family reject the $700k raised from a fundraiser set up by US comedian for a trip to Disneyland
News2 days ago

Bullied Quaden Bayles’ family reject the $700k raised from a fundraiser set up by US comedian for a trip to Disneyland

Receive NEWS for free

Enter your email address to subscribe to receive news updates

Join 12,687 other subscribers