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Sule Lamido Will Step Down For Me As PDP Candidate - Atiku Speaks On 2019 Presdiency

Sule Lamido Will Step Down For Me As PDP Candidate - Atiku Speaks On 2019 Presdiency

Atiku Abubakar

Influential politician and 2019 presidential aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said that his fellow presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, will step down for him.

While speaking at the PDP headquarters in Dutse, Jigawa State when he met party leaders in the course of his campaign tour, Atiku Abubakar, said on Monday that he believes a fellow presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, will step down for him.

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According to PREMIUM Times, the former vice president, said he believes Lamido who among a dozen presidential aspirants on the platform of PDP, will concede the ticket to him because the former governor is his younger brother and shares the same political ideology with him.

He based his prediction on the scenario in the aborted Third Republic when the Yar’Adua brothers initially sought the tickets of the defunct Social Democratic Party.

The late Shehu, who was the elder, was running for president while the late Umar sought the ticket of the same party for governorship of Katsina State.

Atiku recalled that the late Musa was eventually persuaded to sacrifice his ambition so as not to jeopardise the chances of his elder brother.

“But with the intervention of elders in the state, the junior brother Umar Musa stepped down for another aspirant so that the politics will not be a family affair, leaving Shehu Musa to contest for president while someone from another family vied for governor,” Abubakar said.

Atiku told the gathering that his mother was from Jigawar Sarki, a village in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State before her family migrated to Adamawa State where Abubakar was born.

His narrative was interrupted by a thunderous laughter and applause from the party leaders as he drove home his point that “Sule Lamido is my junior brother and will learn from what transpired between Shehu Musa and Umaru Musa.”

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