Immediate past governor of Jigawa State and one time Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alhaji Sule Lamido has written to members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, informing them of his decision to fly the party’s flag in the 2019 presidential election.
Lamido thus become the second member of the opposition PDP to indicate interest in vying for the party’s presidential ticket.
The Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose had few weeks ago formally declared his interest to contest for the same ticket.
The presidential ticket of the PDP is zoned to the North while the South is to produce the National Chairmanship of the party.
The former Governor of Jigawa State, in a letter to PDP members across the country pointed that all the party needs to reposition the country is to take over power in 2019 and bring it back to its path of recovery.
Lamido lamented that the nation has departed from the dreams of its founding fathers.
According to the letter, “Today, 57 years after the independence of our dear country, can we in all sincerity claim to have achieved the dream of our founding fathers? Where did we fail and from where did we begin to fail? “Nigeria with its natural endowment and human capacity cannot be forgiven for being otherwise.
“We cannot even demonstrate our ability and capacity to meet domestic, regional and global challenges which currently seem to overwhelm us.”
“The PDP will and must lead the nation back into a bright, progressive, and innovative future,” Lamido’s letter reads.
He said the PDP must rekindle in Nigeria a new hope, a nation of united people with a common and assured destiny.
Continuing, Lamido said in his letter , “To the world, Nigeria must demonstrate our confidence, tenacity in our ability and capability to address our domestic regional and global challenges that confront us.
“It is against this background that I offer myself to vie for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2019 if my party finds me worthy to fly its flag.” The letter reads.