Former President Jonathan campaigns for Lamido
Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has described former governor of Jigawa State and a People Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential hopeful, Sule Lamido as somebody who is highly courageous, zealous, committed and experienced.
Jonathan stated this on Saturday when the Sule Lamido National Campaign Council visited him in Yenogoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
According to him, the next president that will take over from President Muhammadu Buhari will be from the PDP. He noted that Lamido made a lot of meaningful political statements against Buhari in 2011 that captured the minds of Nigerians and PDP supporters.
“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” Jonathan stated
“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.” he added.
Responding to Jonathan, Lamido thanked the former president for a warm reception and disclosed that he was ready to give back to Nigeria
“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.” he norted
“Sir, I am from the old generation, but I also relate with the new generation. I was a former member of House of Representatives in 1979, but I was also a governor from 2007 to 2015.
“So, I am the bridge between the old and the new generation. I have been through a lot of political participation, we must think and see how we can give back to Nigeria even for once, because Nigeria has been there for us. Nigeria has dignified and honoured us.” he added