A former governor of Jigawa State, Dr. Sule Lamido has said only the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has the capacity and competence to rescue Nigeria from its socio-economic, political and security challenges.
Lamido spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday when he returned his expression of interest and nomination forms to the national leadership of the PDP.
“I am not bragging. This party has gone through hell. In 2015, hell was unleashed on us. So here in this house we have been brothers and sisters, consistent, steadfast and we are ready to do everything to save Nigeria.
“And so in picking the presidential candidate of the PDP, the choice is beyond PDP, it is also a choice of Nigerians.
“Of all the aspirants, if you are looking for resilience, consistency and loyalty; I am someone who is going to say the truth no matter what. Therefore, we need somebody who will flush out that para-civilian out,” he said.
The Abia State governor, Chikozie Ikpeazu, Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku and Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State also submitted their nomination forms to seek re-election.
Others who submitted their forms are former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed who is running for the governorship of Bauchi State, Dr. Muhammed Bello (Kaduna) and Prof. Jude Njoku (Imo).