The former governor of Jijawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido has told a large crowd in Bayelsa that he is the sole and authentic Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), that all the new comers will surely have membership lacuna.
Lamido who on Friday declared himself a sole presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 election, insisted that among all the presidential aspirants, he remained the only one without a membership lacuna.
He told PDP stakeholders in Bayelsa State to address him as the candidate and not as an aspirant, boasting that he would emerge the party candidate and eventually win the 2019 election.
Lamido, who was in Bayelsa to solicit support of the state chapter of the party for his ambition, claimed he is the only qualified PDP candidate to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
The former governor, who inaugurated some projects in the state, taunted other presidential aspirants, saying they were not committed and consistent members of the PDP and lacked the rights to vie for the party’s ticket.
He said: We want a thoroughbred PDP person. I came to see my brothers and sisters. We share the same concerns and commitments. Before you here is the candidate not an aspirant. Before you here is the President of Nigeria after our convention.
The statement was aimed at unsettling those who newly joined the party from other parties for the purpose of hunting for PDP presidential ticket, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar may have been one of the top targets in his statement.
According to Lamido, he has been a committed member of the PDP, and has never defected or made any negative remarks about the party since he joined, unlike others who have been defecting from one party to the other, and to make matter bad, each time they want to leave PDP, they usually run it down in the media with all kinds of derogatory statements.
Another reports also says that the Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is also making moves to return back to PDP fold, to enable him also contest for the ticket, but with the latest onslaught from Lamido, it may be hard to settle the crisis that is likely to emanate as a result of his remarks.
But WAILERSNG.com findings suggests that other candidates who feared that there may be road blocks in clinching PDP ticket have started approaching ADP, SDP and ADC as the alternative political parties that can give them ticket. No doubt, some home based members of the PDP will pose greater threat to those who newly joined solely for the party’s ticket.______________________________________________
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