A former governor of Jigawa State and presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Sule Lamido on said all hopes for a better Nigeria have been dashed under President Muhammadu Buhari’s governance.
Lamido stated this on Monday when he visited the former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to seek his support for his (Lamido’s) 2019 presidential ambition.
Lamido who had held almost two hours closed-door meeting with the former president at his Abeokuta presidential residence, later told journalists that there were despair and poverty across the nation, which called for urgent intervention.
The former governor, who said that was why he would be contesting the presidency in 2019, however, added, before taking such plunge he had to consult Obasanjo whom he described as his ‘father’ for advice and support.
He said, “Yes, I am aspiring and as a result, I must discuss that with my father, Baba Obasanjo.
“In Nigeria, when they say who is Baba’s son(Obasanjo’s son), they say it is Sule Lamido. And as a result of this, I have only come to my father to seek guidance and as well talk about Nigeria, and to still tap from his wisdom about Nigeria.”
Talking about the situation in the country, Lamido said that he could “see poverty and despair in the faces of the people, in fact, I see there is no hope for this country.”
The former governor expressed his happiness at the gale of defections to the Peoples Democratic Party, arguing “in a political party what you need is followership and when people are coming into your own party, you should be happy and even celebrate.”