A former governor of Jigawa State and People’s Democratic Party Presidential aspirant for the forthcoming 2019 election, Sule Lamido, has said he would never step down for his brother the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, also the party’s presidential aspirant.
The former VP on Monday, while speaking with PDP leaders in Dutse, Jigawa State, had said that a junior brother shouldn’t be in an electoral race, contesting against his elder brother, hence begged Lamido to step down for him(Atiku).
“Junior brother cannot contest against his senior brother, the junior brother instantly stepped down for his brother due to his loyalty.’’
However, Lamido speaking through his media aide Adamu Usman made it clear there’s no way he’s stepping down for Atiku. He added that Atiku might be older than him age wise but, he’s older than Atiku politically.
“While it is true he (Mr Abubakar) is older than me age-wise, I’m senior to him politically because I was in the House of Representatives in 1979 when he was an employee of Nigeria Customs Services.
“And if age is the criterion for standing election then he should drop out for Buhari.”
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The other time Atiku said he has provided more jobs than Saraki, Kwakwanso and others
Now Sule Lamido is saying he’s more capable than Atiku that he can’t win in 2019
These PDP guys are so desperate and thirsty, it’s so obvious they’ve nothing to offer Nigeria
— Icey (@ManLikeIcey) September 11, 2018
“Junior brother cannot contest against his senior brother, step down” – Atiku
“While it is true Atiku is older than me age-wise, I’m senior to him politically I can not step down ” – Lamido
“if age is the criterion for election then he should drop out for Buhari.” – Lamido pic.twitter.com/BtK9fBhNC2
— #ChangeHasCome (@ChangeHasComee) September 11, 2018
This bickering between you and Sule Lamido is not what the @OfficialPDPNig needs at this point in our quest to salvage our country.
— Paul Emeka (@Peeze26) September 11, 2018
Sule Lamido: I won’t step down for Atiku Abubakar , I’m his senior. The fight within PDP is getting interesting day by day. Let me grab popcorn
— Mustapha Maina Umar (@MustaphaMainaUm) September 11, 2018