The Presidential aspirant for the forthcoming 2019 election, who was former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has made it succinctly that he will not step down for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the contest.
Lamido made this known on Tuesday. ooreporters.com reports that ploitical analysts have said that Lamido’s stance could be following a comment yesterday at the PDP leaders in Dutse, Jigawa State, credited to Atiku saying that one’s junior brother cannot contest against elder brother, hence his move that Lamido has to step down in the contest for him, as brother.
In the words of Atiku, “Junior brother cannot contest against his senior brother, the junior brother instantly steps down for his brother due to his loyalty.’’
But Lamido on the matter through his media aide, Adamu Usman, said that Atiku should look elsewhere as he was not ready to step down for him.
According to Lamido, “While it is true he (Mr Abubakar) is older than me age-wise, I’m senior to him politically because I was in the House of Representatives in 1979 when he was an employee of Nigeria Customs Services…
“Even if Lamido did not show interest to contest, PDP should have called him to be the flag bearer and if there is anyone the other aspirants should step down for, it should be Sule Lamido because he has the goodwill, political experience and capacity to confront the ruling party, APC.
“Also if Lamido is to step down, why would he aspire in the first place? Sule Lamido is out to run for the president come 2019, God willing”.
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