A presidential aspirant and former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, who is wooing prominent Nigerians in the bid to solidify his political ambition, has described former president. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as his father.
Lamide made the declaration on Monday when he visited the former President, at his Abeokuta presidential residence.
He emerged after about a two hours meeting with Obasanjo to declare:
“In Nigeria, when they say who is Baba’s son(Obasanjo’s son), they say it is Sule Lamido. And as a result of this, I have only come to my father to seek guidance and as well talk about Nigeria, and to still tap from his wisdom about Nigeria.”
He equally lamented that there were despair and poverty across the nation, and that these called for urgent intervention.
The former governor, who said that was why he would be contesting the presidency in 2019, however, added, before taking such plunge he had to consult Obasanjo whom he described as his ‘father’ for advice and support.
He said, “Yes, I am aspiring and as a result, I must discuss that with my father, Baba Obasanjo.
Talking about the situation in the country, Lamido said that he could “see poverty and despair in the faces of the people, in fact, I see there is no hope for this country.”
The former governor expressed his happiness at the gale of defections to the Peoples Democratic Party, arguing “in a political party what you need is followership and when people are coming into your own party, you should be happy and even celebrate.”