The words of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to PDP presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, regarding 2019 seem to be beyond mere patronage.

He has practically tipped the former Jigawa State governor as the best man to take over Aso Rock after President Muhammadu Buhari.

Members of Lamido’s National Campaign Council visited the former president at his Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Saturday and this is what he said.

“Sule, you are somebody that is highly courageous, zealous, committed and experienced. You can perform wonderfully well, and I believe the next president that will take over from Buhari God willing will be from PDP, and the task for him is to unify the country because Nigeria is now divided more than ever.

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“In 2011, it was too difficult for a northern governor to speak about Buhari, but Sule you made a lot of meaningful political statements that really captured the minds of Nigerians and PDP supporters and you really sold the party to the people.

“I am always happy to listen to you, because you know the history of Nigeria’s politics. When I was Vice President and later President, I went round Jigawa State to commission a lot of developmental projects, Jigawa witnessed a lot of wonders under your administration.

“I know you are somebody who believes in the unity and sanctity of one Nigeria and your political history, philosophy and ideology are all about leftist and humanism not capitalist, I wish you well in all your consultations and campaign”, the former president said.

Nigerians cannot wait to see who wins the party’s ticket as the contenders continue to increase.

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