Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa State, stated Nigerians, not the Peoples Democratic Party, lost the presidential election in 2015.
NewsReport gathered that Lamido, who spoke on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics program about current affairs, stated that the country’s current reality since 2015 have proven that Nigerians have lost by voting for President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress.
“There was a party called the PDP that won elections in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011, but lost in 2015,” the ex-governor stated when asked if the PDP currently had the capacity to win elections in 2023 after losing in 2015 and 2019. As a result, the PDP is well-known in Nigeria. In 2015, we did not lose the election, nor did we lose the election in 2016.
Therefore, Nigerians know the PDP very well. We didn’t lose the election in 2015 or 2019, Nigerians lost the elections; Nigerians lost, not us.
“See what we have today. See our situation. Look at our economy, look at security…there are a number if things…look at our common bonds and brothers and sisters.
“Look at the loss of confidence…the loss of trust and bond. I have been very honest, it was not PDP that lost, it was Nigerians that lost. If we lose again in 2023, it is Nigerians who lose, not PDP.”
Lamido added that the ongoing moves for a consensus presidential candidate for the PDP in the 2023 general elections, is not about the regions – North or South – but a party consensus.
“In PDP, whatever we do is purely for Nigerians, not for us because there are expectations from us in the PDP. People see the PDP as the only hope in Nigeria today,” he stated.
He pointed out that the next president of Nigeria must be somebody who can restore the trust between people of the different parts of the country.
He said, “Today before you do anything else, you need to restore that thing called trust between ourselves. Today in Nigeria, we don’t trust each other; we don’t believe in ourselves anymore. There are various cracks along with religion.
“When you talk about northerners, southerners, westerners, our communal bond is not there anymore. Our common bond is humanity. We are Nigerian people who are supposed to be there for each other.”