Immediate past Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, would be greatly shocked in 2019.
According to him, Buhari should never blame the former ruling PDP for the problems in Nigeria because he (Buhari) also benefited from the ‘evil’ the party brought upon the nation.
Speaking with Sun, Lamido, one of the founding members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said if God says he (Lamido) would be President, the same God would clear the way for him.
He said, “So, if they are coming to me asking me to run, they can go to anybody who they feel can do it; I think it should be seen as a sign of danger to all of us that things are not working the way they should. So, if they see in me a hope, I don’t blame them. I thank God for me being seen as worthy of what they are saying. And If God says I am going to be, no amount of road blocks will stop it. They will be simply shocked that it happened.
“If God says in 2019, it will be Sule Lamido, they are doomed; I will be, simple, there will be no impediment. God will clear the way for me to be, the same way God cleared the way for Buhari to be in 2015.”
He urged the President to focus to focus on governance instead of his daily blame game.
“A party which had produced four Nigerian Presidents, over 45 governors, over 700 legislative members the party which restored Nigeria to stability should not be maligned, the way it is being maligned today.
“With due respect to Buhari, if the PDP had not restored Nigeria, there was no way Buhari would have been President today. By the time we came on board in 1999, it required extra political sagacity and strong political commitment for us to be able to stabilize the country.
“I have been saying it, with all respect, there is no way Buhari could run in 1999, he couldn’t have run for the office, because whatever Abacha symbolizes, Buhari was part of it. Therefore, I make bold to say that Buhari is the greatest beneficiary of the PDP’s evil.”