The Sule Lamido Youth Mobilisation of Nigeria (SLYMN), yesterday, said it is only a former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, that would be accepted by Nigerians as a credible alternative to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
The group said it was only Lamido that deserved to fly the presidential ticket of the opposition PDP because “he is a tested and principled Nigerian who refused to leave the PDP during its days of glory and even when it was passing trying moments.”
In a statement in Jos, yesterday, the National Coordinator of SLYMN, Abdulhadi Abdullahi (Chokali), said it would be erroneous for the PDP to contemplate giving the party’s ticket to “fair weather friends and those who want to reap from where they did not sow.”
He said, “The PDP needs a strong contender who would be trusted by Nigerians and someone who would outperform President Buhari.
“We strongly believe that Sule Lamido had done a lot when he was the Governor of Jigawa where he transformed the state in all indices of development, including education, health, agriculture, job creation and security. This man has what it takes to replicate the same feat at the national level,” he said.
He said the group was reaching out to all the six geo-political zones in order to convince Nigerians “that there is a leader in Sule Lamido.”