Former Governor of Jigawa State, Dr Sule Lamido, CON, and members of his national campaign council on Monday met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in his Olusegun Obasanjo national library Abeokuta, Ogun State over his 2019 presidential ambition.
Lamido in a terse statement by Mansur Ahmed, his social media aide, said the meeting was to ask for Obasanjo’s blessings on his presidential aspiration in 2019.
The statement read “The meeting with a Obasanjo was part of the consultation with relevant stakeholders, elders, party officials and key political actors in Nigeria across the length and breadth of this Nation
“I have nothing to tell you about me because you know me more than anybody, I have come to greet you, brief you, seek for your blessings and ask for your fatherly advise.”
Obasanjo in his remark said “As a former minister of foreign affairs, Sule knows the world and knows how to relate with other countries of the world, I was so happy and elated by what I saw in Jigawa state when you became a Governor.
“Sule I don’t have any doubt about your attributes, your capacity, your courage, your interest about your state and Nigeria at large, Sule you can do it and you can do it well.”
Before then, Lamido met with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and members in Ogun.
Meanwhile, the Akwa-Ibom senator appears to have tidied his defection bid having already met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa last week.
The Presidency is showcasing Akpabio as its major catch from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following massive defections from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in recent weeks, which had seen the Senate President, the Governors of Benue, Kwara and Sokoto as well as 14 Senators and 32 House of Representatives members dump the APC.
Presidential Liaison to the National Assembly, Senator Ita Enang had celebrated Akpabio’s defection to the APC on the social media, when he declared that the former Governor of Akwa-Ibom state would be unveiled on August 9.